30 Apr

London mayor candidate targets rogue landlords

London mayor candidate targets rogue landlords

Sadiq Khan has revealed details of his plans to create a London Landlord Watchlist to help improve conditions for many tenants in the capital.

With just days left until the end of his campaign to become the next London mayor, Mr Khan has outlined his policy to setup a database so that tenants can check out possible landlords before signing a lease.

“Most landlords treat their tenants well, but too many renters are being deliberately exploited by rogue landlords. Enough is enough. I will come down on rogue landlords like a ton of bricks with a new London Landlord Watchlist to name and shame the worst offenders,” explained Mr Khan.

He added: “We can’t stand by as thousands of renters are suffering high costs and low standards. That’s why I will promote licensing schemes to drive up standards and establish a not-for-profit lettings agency that will end rip-off fees for renters and promote longer tenancies.”

Housing charity Shelter recently conducted research into the conditions of rental properties in the capital and discovered six out of ten private tenants face ongoing hazards such as mould, leaks or infestations.

While, one in ten renters also claimed to have health problems because properties are not maintained adequately by their landlords.

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