Access to private rented accommodation for benefit claimants

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1199
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given taxpayers have to cover the cost of emergency accommodation for benefit claimants and access to private rented accommodation is extremely limited in London (for example Shelter has found only 1.6% of shared accommodation is available to benefit claimants), what has the Mayor done and what will the Mayor do, to persuade mortgage lenders not to place restrictions on private landlords to prevent them renting properties to benefit claimants?

Answer

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