London Rental Standard (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2924
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will your voluntary London Rental Standard help those currently suffering at the hands of rogue landlords?

Answer

Answer for London Rental Standard (1)

Answer for London Rental Standard (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor The London Rental Standard is intended to raise standards amongst the vast majority of legitimate private landlords and letting agents who wish to provide a good service to their tenants. It will become a benchmark in transparency which will therefore expose rogue landlords.

I am deeply concerned about rogue landlords and I have been very active in encouraging local authorities and Government to deal with this problem. London will benefit from a significant share of the rogue landlord and beds in sheds funding and local authorities already have many powers to tackle the issue.