London private housing tenants are currently protected by just a threadbare patchwork of enforcement against London's rogue landlords, according to data obtained by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon. The survey is the second time that Caroline Pidgeon has surveyed all London boroughs.
Based on freedom of information requests that were submitted in the Summer to all 32 London Boroughs, information has been obtained showing the record of action against rogue landlords being taken across London. All London Boroughs responded to the requests for information, although some were unable to reply fully to the requests.
Commenting on the results of this extensive London-wide survey, Caroline Pidgeon said:
“Last year the housing charity Shelter revealed that one in twenty renters believe they have recently rented from a rogue landlord and 60 per cent of renters had experienced either damp, mould, leaking roofs or windows, electrical hazards, animal infestation or gas leaks.