Housing Committee report: Rent Reform to tackle rogue landlords

The London Assembly Housing Committee, of which I am a member, today releases our new report on renting in the capital. Rent Reform outlines a package of measures that would allow London to get a grip on the private rented sector, much of which is tarnished with rogue landlords taking advantage of this out-of-control market. We call on the Mayor to take steps that would benefit the two million Londoners who live in rented homes, such as establishing a landlord registry and imposing higher penalties on landlords who are shirking their responsibilities.

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The full report, Rent Reform: Making London’s Private Rented Sector Fit for Purpose, is available here.

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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One Response to Housing Committee report: Rent Reform to tackle rogue landlords

  1. Congratulations to the Committee on issuing a majority report which is (a bit) strong and a minority report by the Conservatives. This confronts the massive conflicts on London housing/planning which have so often been masked by the Assembly’s tendency to water down its reports to a lowest common denominator to which all parties consent. The Assembly has few enough powers and that consensus approach robbed it of any capacity to confront the winners on behalf of the losers in the city’s development.

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