MOPAC - disposal of Raynesfield Estate, Merton (2)

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to MQ2014/5109, you stated that any compensation offered to tenants who suffered financially as a result of the attempted disposal of MOPAC-owned properties in Raynesfield would be a matter for Crown Simmons Ltd to consider as landlord. However, it is clear that many of the substantial (and unnecessary) moving and storage costs incurred by residents could have been avoided if your Deputy Mayor's decision to halt eviction proceedings had been taken and communicated earlier in the process. Given MOPAC's direct responsibility for this situation, is it not right that you now consider offering compensation?


Answer for MOPAC - disposal of Raynesfield Estate, Merton (2)

Answer for MOPAC - disposal of Raynesfield Estate, Merton (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The appropriate relationship is between the tenant and the landlord, in this case Crown Simmons who are considering these issues. MOPAC have discussed the matter with them to ensure they have all the support they need.