Information for private renters in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3617
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 29 June 2017, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets launched a private renters charter, which helps to inform private renters of their rights and responsibilities. My report, 'What are London's renters thinking?', published in October 2016, noted that most London renters who responded to my survey would like the Mayor of London to provide better information about their rights. What will you do to provide key information about renting to a wider range of Londoners, and will you ensure this is made available in different languages?

Answer

Answer for Information for private renters in London

Answer for Information for private renters in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My forthcoming online database to 'name and shame' landlords and letting agents acting unlawfully will appear on the GLA website alongside a series of information pages to help renters understand their rights and access help and support.

The GLA website has a Google Translate tool which allows pages to be translated into any language at the touch of a button. I will ensure that this is clearly signposted.