'Beds in sheds'

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In July 2013 you responded to a question (2498/2013) from my colleague Andrew Dismore that the Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property is a member of the Beds in Sheds Ministerial Taskforce. Can you provide an update on the Deputy Mayor’s work as part of this taskforce and outline how the funding, mentioned in the response, has been used to tackle the problem of Beds in Sheds in London?


Answer for 'Beds in sheds'

Answer for 'Beds in sheds'

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Deputy Mayor Richard Blakeway has worked closely with DCLG and the London Boroughs on improving enforcement against beds in sheds and other manifestations of criminal landlord activity. Responsibility for monitoring the fund sits with DCLG as the funder, but the GLA has encouraged the sharing of good practice among London boroughs who received this funding. The GLA recently hosted a workshop at City Hall on tackling criminal landlords.