Housing Repair Scheme

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will your new housing repair scheme ensure that leaseholders' receive a fairer deal compared with previous schemes, following the issues raised in my 'Highly Charged' report? How many homes do you expect will benefit from the scheme and in what timescale?


Answer for Housing Repair Scheme

Answer for Housing Repair Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

New regulations will ensure that, where GLA funds Decent Homes works to tenanted stock in blocks or on large estates, any payments by resident leaseholders will capped at £15,000.

I am investing up to £145 million in the 2015/16 Decent Homes Backlog Programme to bring circa 9,500 homes up to the Decent Homes standard. This should put all London borough landlords in a position to resolve their backlog independently.