PRS investigation seeks views of tenants
Tenants are being asked to share their experiences of renting from private landlords as part of a London Assembly investigation.
The London Assembly’s housing and regeneration committee is throughout the autumn investigating conditions in the private rented sector.
It will look at the PRS, and compare it to other sectors in terms of security of tenure, tenant rights and responsibilities, quality, standards and flexibility.
It intends to look at ways of improving the PRS and to examine the record of mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Labour’s Len Duvall, chair of the committee, said: ‘The mayor says he wants to improve standards in the private rented sector, but the time for words is over.
‘We intend to push the mayor towards delivering practical solutions that will make a genuine difference to improve the quality of life of thousands of Londoners.’
The committee says it is keen to hear from people who have rented from private landlords, they are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.