Affordable housing - compliance with social rent levels (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4590
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How do you monitor compliance to ensure that when planning agreements made for developments you call in and approve include an obligation to build social rented homes, the homes built are let at rent levels set by the National Rent Regime? Does the GLA cross check the CORE database of current rents charged against the rent levels specified by the respective planning agreements?

Answer

Answer for Affordable housing - compliance with social rent levels (2)

Answer for Affordable housing - compliance with social rent levels (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Where a scheme is called in by the Mayor, the Section 106 agreement is signed by the Mayor, the LPA and the applicant.

The S106 sets out a scheme's affordable housing offer and adherence is an enforcement matter that is the responsibility of the LPA.

CORE data cannot be related to specific properties, so the GLA does not use it to cross-check rent levels.