The London Model of private sector tenancies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1781
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will your London Model of 'a reformed tenancy model for the capital's private rented sector' go further than the Government's new proposals to make renting a more stable option for Londoners?

Answer

Answer for The London Model of private sector tenancies

Answer for The London Model of private sector tenancies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My London Model proposal makes clear that wholesale, strategic reform is required to address the structural inequalities in the private rented sector, and to make renting into a tenure that is fit for the 21st century. The Government has announced a short consultation, which does not commit to legislation, to consider an extension of the existing, flawed assured shorthold tenancy. While I welcome any focus from Government on security of tenure, a much more comprehensive approach along the lines of my London Model is needed.