Make Landlords licensed in Wandsworth

Make Landlords licensed in Wandsworth

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Andrea Gilbert started this petition to Wandsworth Council and

Wandsworth has over 41,000 privately rented properties. Overcrowding, extortionate rents and a lack of maintenance are rife in the borough, and lack of Landlord licensing is one of the main causes. 

This needs to change. Wandsworth Renters Group call on Wandsworth Council to work with us to introduce a Landlord Licensing Scheme that will protect local tenants and crack down on rogue Landlords. 

This is the least the Council can do. Many other London councils have already introduced Landlord licensing, but we must ensure Wandsworth's one will be properly resourced and the council must secure enough funding to ensure adequate enforcement and inspections. Licencing has helped other councils issue the worst landlords with heavy fines and raise standards in the private rented sector. At a citywide level, the Mayor of London has just released a tool to allow tenants to check if their Landlord holds the correct license for their property -- but this is no use to renters in Wandsworth if we have no licensing scheme!

The council should also call on the government to give the London Mayor the power to introduce a city-wide scheme to ensure high standards in each London borough. Along with the London Renters Union, we call for fundamental changes to the housing system to bring down rents and end rogue landlordism. Sign our petition today to make Wandsworth Council take this important first step.

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