Fit and proper landlords

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3009
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why do you oppose the introduction of measures to ensure all landlords in London, regardless of whether they have signed up to your system of voluntary accreditation, are 'fit and proper' persons?

Answer

Answer for Fit and proper landlords

Answer for Fit and proper landlords

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor If tenants are at risk from unfit landlords there are a range of enforcement powers on the statute that local authorities can use to deal with the situation. The London Rental Standard will only be awarded to landlords who qualify as fit and proper persons.