Beds in sheds (3)

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Susan Hall
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many incidents, of each type, involving 'beds in sheds' have been dealt with by the Metropolitan Police Service in the past five years?


Answer for Beds in sheds (3)

Answer for Beds in sheds (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Police data systems categorise events according to the type of crime / incident reported and as "beds in sheds" or similarly squalid conditions may not be apparent at the time of reporting, or may arise as a subsidiary issue, it is not possible to readily recover the data requested.

So-called 'beds in sheds' are a manifestation of wider actions by rogue landlords, which include squalid conditions, over-crowding, poor maintenance and other breaches of planning regulations. Local Government are the lead enforcement agency, working with police, Home Office Immigration Enforcement and others only where necessary.

Police involvement may occur through support to local authorities' enforcement action, but is more likely to occur through a variety of other police incidents, including (but not limited to) crimes or anti-social behaviour linked to such locations.