Fit and proper landlords

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3644
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If landlords had to pass a 'fit and proper persons' test before operating, as they do within your London Rental Standard, would it help to reduce the number of rogue landlords in London's private rented sector? If not, why have you included the requirement in your London Rental Standard?

Answer

Answer for Fit and proper landlords

Answer for Fit and proper landlords

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If tenants are genuinely at risk then there is a range of enforcement powers that local authorities can use to deal with the situation.