Private Rented Sector (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0497
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you conducted or commissioned any research which backs up your claim that introducing longer tenancies and linking annual rent increases to inflation would shrink the supply of private rented housing?

Answer

Answer for Private Rented Sector (2)

Answer for Private Rented Sector (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in my Housing Covenant document, there is a strong case that landlords should offer longer tenancies, particularly to families with children. However, this is achievable within the current AST framework and does not require additional legislation, which could jeopardise much-needed investment in the sector