Private rented sector (8)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-02
Session date: 
July 2, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2448
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with the research commissioned by the Residential Landlords Association that "landlord registration schemes are costly and ineffective" because "the worst landlords avoid the schemes- with better landlords picking up the costs"? If so, is this an excuse for abandoning the principles of landlord registration schemes or for making these principles statutory?

Answer

Answer for Private rented sector (8)

Answer for Private rented sector (8)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The best and most effective way to improve the private rented sector without supressing new supply is to encourage landlords to improve their offer to tenants through voluntary accreditation schemes like the London Rental Standard.