Question Title Operation Shield (5)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you accept that punishing criminal activity with homelessness could lead to an increase in criminal activity and homelessness?


Answer for Question Title Operation Shield (5)

Answer for Question Title Operation Shield (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In every London borough, Housing Providers have clear stipulations regarding ASB and criminal activity. Boroughs may, occasionally, wish to pursue actions for breach of tenancy as part of a sanction, where the activity of a tenant warrants it.  We recognise that eviction should be a last resort and that there are potential consequences for the individual and the community.   We also recognise that there are times when tenants who break the law cause such disruption to the local community that eviction is an option sought by their landlord.