Newham is the 3rd cheapest place to live in London. So frankly sending people out of London is nonsense.
Newham Council is entirely to blame. It has declared war on private landlords. Newham has been treating Landlords unfairly.
Newham want to drive out Landlords by introducing compulsary LANDLORD LICENSING which can cost up to £500 per year. It is the first Council to do propose this. Some Landlords have already sold up and creating a shortage of properties.
Licensing is a risk for Landlords. Each breach of the licensing condition is going cost up to £5,000. For instance, if a tenants sublets the living room to a friend, Newham Council want to prosecute Landlords even though it is not his/her fault. In the eyes of Newham COuncil the tenant is a demi-God who can do no wrong.
Newham COuncil has given no support to Landlods againt rogue housing benefit tenants. The highest one cost me £9,700 in property damage. Newham Council fought with me all the way to prevent this tenant becoming homeless.
Some Landlord have been alarmed by the Landlord Licensing, for instance a couple with a baby will be forced out from their one bedroom property, as the Licensing condition say you can only have TWO PEOPLE in the property.
Newham Council should review its decision on Licensing. It should work with Landlords in a positive way and stop all the propoganda.