Response: The London Rental Standard

By: Pete Jefferys  Published: February 2013


Summary

 A quarter of Londoners now rent privately. By 2020 this is projected to be more than one in three. Many are families with children who want to put down roots in their community, but find themselves trapped in a spiral of rent increases and short term contracts. Under the current system, London's renters have little guarantee that their landlord or letting agent will provide decent housing standards or a good service. The Mayor’s proposals for a London Rental Standard are an opportunity to help many of these families.

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