Tower Hamlets failing to effectively tackle rogue landlords


Tower Hamlets is still failing to effectively deal with rogue landlords, with only 7 prosecutions in 2016/17 and compared to 331 in next door Newham. 

Despite setting up a Landlord Licensing Scheme, very little is being done to tackle rogue landlords in our borough. 

Figures from Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat assembly member, show that under Newham's scheme there have been 861 inspections in 2016/17. In Tower Hamlets only 63 inspections took place.

Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Poplar and Limehouse Elaine Bagshaw said, "Labour introduced their Landlord Licensing Scheme with a lot of fanfare yet residents are getting very little benefit. Only 63 inspections and 7 prosecutions in an entire year? Tower Hamlets Labour need to focus on delivering for residents rather than writing press releases."


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