Private rented sector

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The private rented sector is growing in London and often tenants pay high rents and fees with little long-term stability, a particular issue for families with children. How do you intend to combat the issues in London's private rented sector?


Answer for Private rented sector

Answer for Private rented sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Although my powers in this area are limited, I intend to go much further than the previous Mayor and do everything I can to improve the lives of London's renters.

In my manifesto I have set out an ambitious programme of initiatives, including naming and shaming rogue landlords, tackling rip off letting agent fees and supporting local authorities to introduce licensing schemes.

However, I do need additional powers from government in order to address the biggest challenges facing London's renters.