New Era (2)

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given your support for the sale of the New Era estate to the Dolphin Square Foundation, what support will you be offering to the thousands of other private renters in London who face similar problems of rent hikes and poor landlord practices?


Answer for New Era (2)

Answer for New Era (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 0136 / 2015.  With regard to poor landlord practices, I am working with all the London boroughs to improve enforcement against criminal landlords (just last Wednesday we hosted, along with London Councils, a conference for more than 50 local authority officers to discuss their approaches), and I have introduced the London Rental Standard to help educate landlords and agents about their responsibilities.