Conditions in the private rented sector (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group

Question

You have increased the number of landlords signed up to this by 2,400 in the 17 months since the election.  You said by 2016 you want 100,000 landlords signed up.  At the current rate it would take over 51 years to sign up 100,000 landlords.  Even then that would only represent one-third of the landlords operating in London.

Answer

Answer for Conditions in the private rented sector (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Conditions in the private rented sector (Supplementary) [1]

These were done by the English Housing Survey, OK?  I think what you are doing is campaigning now on the experiences of people in the private rented sector who have a tough time, and you are quite right to do so.  It is interesting to note that across all tenancy types, people who are satisfied with their experience, those who are owner/occupiers are 93% satisfied, private renters are 82% satisfied, council tenants are 66% satisfied and Housing Association tenants 74% satisfied.  I think it is an illusion to say that it is the private rented sector that is experiencing the worst of the deal at the moment.