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Housing association re-lettings

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Tom Copley Tom Copley Labour

Please provide figures from all housing association landlords in London showing how many social rented homes have been re-let, once empty, not at social rents, but as some kind of sub-market, affordable tenure in each of the last five years? If such figures are not currently available, please could you request them from all housing associations?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The GLA publishes statistics on the number of social rented homes 'converted' to Affordable Rent by affordable housing providers each year. The AHP Conversions Report contains information on conversions reported to the Regulator of Social Housing and is available here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/increasing-housing-supply/affordable-housing-statistics

The number of conversions from social rent to Affordable Rent peaked at 4,293 in 2012/13. In September 2016 the Mayor announced that no further conversions to Affordable Rent would be approved under his new Affordable Homes Programme. Any conversions subsequently recorded are the result of previous approvals.

In 2018/19 the number of conversions from social rent to Affordable Rent fell to 236.