Tackling unsafe standards on house boats

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4097
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are you taking to ensure that all house boats which are rented for accommodation on the Thames are fully compliant with the housing health and safety standards for rented homes.

Answer

Answer for Tackling unsafe standards on house boats

Answer for Tackling unsafe standards on house boats

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The housing health and safety rating system does not apply to houseboats since, under the terms of the Housing Act 2004, boats cannot be classed as 'dwelling houses'.