PRS Shorthold tenancies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1772
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given your recognition of the growing importance of the private rented sector in meeting the housing needs of London's workforce and young families, will you ensure that housing providers who offer homes for rent on GLA-funded schemes offer longer-term tenancies (i.e. beyond the typical 6-12 month period)?    

Answer

Answer for PRS Shorthold tenancies

Answer for PRS Shorthold tenancies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am writing to all the private rented sector providers that the HCA is funding in London with my delegation, via the Build-to-Rent scheme, to ask them to consider following the model already adopted by Get London Living, Genesis and Fizzy Living of offering tenants the option of a longer tenancy.