Private Rented Sector (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1435
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that landlords operating in London should be required in law to be a 'fit and proper person'? Please explain your answer.

Answer

Answer for Private Rented Sector (2)

Answer for Private Rented Sector (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support approaches that seek to professionalise the private rented sector, including landlord accreditation rather than the dead hand of statutory regulation. This is why I am introducing a London Rental Standard later this year, which will include the requirement that landlords should be a fit and proper person.