Proposed increase of rents to tenants of Greater London Council dwellings

submission of evidence to the National Board for Prices and Incomes by the Executive Committee, London Trades Council, against the proposed rent increases to tenants of dwellings owned by the Greater London Council.
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Rents in London look set to rise sharply over the next few months, as the supply of rental accommodation dwindles while demand from tenants continues to go up, new figures from Chestertons show.

Across London as a whole, the London-based letting agents recorded a 24% annual increase in registered tenants seeking property during Q1, in contrast.

Sarah Tonkinson, director of institutional PRs and Build to Rent, said: “We saw an increase in the number of renter registrations over the course of compared to ” London as a whole saw an 8% increase in tenant registrations, led by Zone 2 which saw the biggest rise with a 13% jump in demand, according to Foxtons.

Private renting as a tenant - repairs, rent increases and arrears, settling disputes, deposits and your rights and responsibilities. London councillors are urging the government to limit a council house rent rise which will put tenants' annual bills up by an average of £ From April rents across London are set to increase by up to 9%, more than double the current rate of inflation.

To be strictly consistent with the GLC proposals) the Report should have recommended a rent of £6'75, but the Report recommended a reduction in the rent by fifteen per cent to reflect the council tenants' insecurity of tenure and the rationing of space to local authority tenants so that the GLC could rehouse many large London families in need.

Westminster council in central London is paying up to £4, to landlords who take on council tenants. Tower Hamlets in east London recently advertised a £2, payment for one-bedroom. For a few authorities no rent figure is given because the stock is now very small and the authority no longer reports average rents.

For some local authorities the average rent for /04 is lower than in / This may be due to some local authorities supplying net rents excluding service charges from /04 onwards.

London Rent Assessment Committee [] QB I give here a brief account of the context in which the present problem arises. During the last century England and Wales suffered from a persistent shortage of housing. The demand, in particular for private rented accommodation, was greater. Private tenants who are not on a council waiting list were excluded from voting.

For example, your truly who privately rents with a young family would have no say if living there. Rents will increase according to Peabody. Some where built by the then Greater London Council.

October 3, Reply. anonymous Council housing was in paid for out of everyone’s national and local taxation, and tenants’ rents. Gradually local rates’ contributions’ which in cities like London were crucial in keeping rents down were reduced and rents were jacked up.

Proposed increase of rents to tenants of Greater London Council dwellings book the Conservative Greater London Council started a 70% three year increase in council.

The Mayor has published a blueprint report which sets out his vision for reforming London's private rented sector.

More Londoners are now renting, with 26 per cent renting privately incompared to only 11 per cent in This figure is expected to rise. Whereas the Greater London Council and certain London borough councils and district councils have requested the Secretary of State for the Environment to provide by an order under section 23(3) of the London Government Act for the transfer of certain land for the time being held by the Greater London Council for the purpose of development or redevelopment as housing accommodation and.

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If you have a private residential tenancy (any tenancy created on or after 1 December ), your landlord can only increase your rent once a year and must give you 3 months' notice of any increase. They must use the correct form to let you know that they intend to do this – it's called a 'landlord's rent-increase notice to tenants'.

The London Tenants Federation (LTF) pointed to recent analysis showing that average council rents across London’s boroughs rocketed by around 90 per cent between and Incouncil tenants would give an average of 29 per cent of their incomes on rents and related charges.

But bythey were spending an average of 35 per cent. A recent survey by found that four in 10 UK landlords were planning to increase rents in And almost three in ten were planning hikes of more than 3%.

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More than half of tenants. Summary of average monthly rents in private rental market, recorded per 12 month rolling period. Data updated bi-annually by local authority areas for England.

These statistics used to be produced quarterly but since have been updated bi-annually in Q1 and Q3 only.

The rent increase must be fair and realistic - that is, in line with reasonable rents on the open market. If your tenants do not agree. If your tenants think the rent increase is unfair, they can. In London inofficers of the Greater London Council (GLC) estimated that 10 per cent of dwellings on the worst affected estates suffered from condensation.

59 In Stevenage as in Stocksbridge, tenants were reluctant to raise the heat in order to reduce it. 60 At the same time, inhabitants often used intermittent, rapid-response heating. The GLA expects the vast majority of London Affordable Rent homes to be provided at or below the defined benchmark rent levels.

It will only consider other rent levels for London Affordable Rent where the IP is able to demonstrate to the GLA’s satisfaction that the homes will be genuinely affordable. The GLA will agree the.

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The Tory ran Greater London Council (which was the biggest municipal housing authority in the country), proposed a policy to try and match the price of social housing to that of the private market, which would have increased rent by an average of 70% over the next three years, this resulted in thousands striking protesting on Trafalgar square in solidarity.

Notice for Refusal to Renew or Increase Rent over 5%- (effective Octo ). Sets a standard period of time for a landlord to provide notice of refusal to renew or of a rent increase greater than five percent, depending on length of tenancy: • 30 days’ notice for a lease or occupation of less than one year.

The long-term lease is sold to the tenant, service charges are paid, and the landlord derives the benefit of those service charges—which are greatly in excess of the cost of the services—without attracting the odium of being an exploiter of tenants.

Thick's rent book and the record of the rent assessment committee's hearing tell a. The cost of changing tenants can often outweigh the combined increase in 12 monthly payments, so your landlord might agree to put off the rent increase for another year.

If you’re confident that the rent price should not be increased and find sufficient evidence from the property market to back you up, stand strong and defend your cause. TheyWorkForYou is a website which makes it easy to keep track of your local MP's activities. The increase between and was observed across all tenures.

The rise since was driven by a significant increase in the proportion of private tenants with a working smoke alarm, from 83% to 88%. In33% of all dwellings had a. By no more than seven per cent of the housing stock had been sold, and those were mainly the best houses to the wealthiest tenants; while continuing council building more than made up.

However, Greater London council tax payers saw an average increase of just % or £ The Collection Fund Because a billing authority collects council tax on behalf of all the councils in its area, there is a need to avoid mixing up the true income due to the billing authority with income that is merely passed straight on to its preceptors.

The council imposed a per week rent increase where the new heating system was installed. For those tenants receiving Housing Benefit, including SB claimants, this rent rise is offset by a correspond- ing increase in Housing Benefit entitlement, resulting in. For most private tenants your rent can be increased if you: agree to a new rent.

sign a new contract. have a rent review clause in your contract. get a section 13 notice of a rent increase from your landlord. You may be able to refuse or challenge a rent increase depending on how your landlord tries to increase it. In Milan,residents in municipal housing set up a tenants union in response to a proposed 30% increase in rent that would imp residents.

A demand was made upon the council that rent should cost no more than 10% of the resident’s wage. The Right to Buy scheme is a policy in the United Kingdom (with the exception of Scotland since 1 August and Wales from 26 Jan ) which gives secure tenants of councils and some housing associations the legal right to buy, at a large discount, the council house they are living in.

There is also a Right to Acquire for assured tenants of housing association dwellings built with public.Rent can only be increased if you sign a new contract at a higher rent.

Unfortunately, the legal minimum tenancy length in the UK is only six months, so some landlords increase the rent each time a short tenancy expires – and if you can’t afford the increase, they just get new tenants who can.That figure is based on a sample survey undertaken by Greater London Council in co-operation with the local authorities to see what the physical housing conditions were like in Greater London.

We in the Ministry do not accept that the survey, which produced figures for Greater London as a whole from which this 1, was projected, was adequate.