MOPAC Residential Properties

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to my question 2015/3787 about residents of properties previously owned by MOPAC you said the 'proper relationship is between the tenants and their landlord, Crown Simmons'. Your Deputy Stephen Greenhalgh said he wanted a 'new approach so that eviction of long-standing tenants, some of whom are key workers, cannot arise in future. The Metropolitan Police is not a landlord, but it is right that we find new owners for sites like this that can give tenants the security they deserve'. While tenants may have a new landlord, can you outline how the tenant's security of tenure has been secured in line with the commitment by Stephen Greenhalgh?


Answer for MOPAC Residential Properties

Answer for MOPAC Residential Properties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in the residential strategy for the disposal of properties to Crown Simmons I have agreed that the MPS Director of Property Services will on behalf of MOPAC engage with housing providers, including social landlords and local authorities as appropriate, to deliver best value to MOPAC whilst providing surety to the tenants. In the event this proves not possible MOPAC will not dispose of the properties until Crown Simmons have provided surety to the tenants.

The landlord/tenant relationship including security of tenure will remain a matter between the tenant and Crown Simmons or any future landlord.