Landlord licensing (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0564
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your Housing Covenant for the private rented sector says that landlord licensing schemes such as the one operated by Newham should only be used as 'a last resort'. Do you think that Newham has gone too far?

Answer

Answer for Landlord licensing (2)

Answer for Landlord licensing (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All boroughs should carefully consider the impact that their policies will have on investment into the sector and on the rents paid by local residents.

It is too early to say whether LB Newham's scheme will achieve its stated aims.