Housing chiefs quizzed by London Assembly on rocketing private rents

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 September 2012

Housing chiefs from local authorities are among experts being quizzed by the London Assembly today (Thurs) on how record-breaking rents are affecting families and others on low incomes.

The Assembly is looking into possible reforms to private renting including whether there is a case for extending security of tenure to private tenants and how it might be done.

Among those being questioned by the Assembly’s housing and regeneration committee this-afternoon are Tower Hamlets council’s Service Head of Housing Options, Colin Cormack, and the chair of East London Housing Partnership, Hackney councillor Karen Alcock, as well as representatives from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents and a private tenants’ rights group.

The public meeting, starting 2pm at City Hall near Tower Bridge, is the first of three which is making recommendations to the Mayor of London, the government and local authorities.

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