Devolution of housing powers

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your letter to the Assembly dated 17 March 2017 in which you responded to the motion I proposed on the private rented sector. Will you continue speaking to the Government to try and get more housing powers devolved to London that would benefit private renters? If so, what powers will you be asking for?


Answer for Devolution of housing powers

Answer for Devolution of housing powers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will continue speaking to Government about the devolution of further housing powers, including those that would benefit private rents. This would include the powers to approve applications for selective licensing schemes in London and to bring in general consents to introduce such schemes.