Housing benefit discrimination (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2701
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has written to me about her housing plight. She may soon be made homeless by her landlord, and is struggling to find a new home to rent because many of the local estate agents say the landlords on their books refuse to take tenants who claim housing benefit. Given the very high proportion of private tenants claiming housing benefit, will you include a clause in your London Rental Standard encouraging landlords and managing and letting agents to accept and support Londoners who claim housing benefit?

Answer

Answer for Housing benefit discrimination (1)

Answer for Housing benefit discrimination (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The next review of the London Rental Standard is due in December this year. At that point the steering group will discuss what amendments are needed and I will ensure that this is included in the discussions.