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Second home landlords (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

Are you aware of any evidence that landlords with second homes have a negative impact on your ability to address London's housing crisis? If so, what is it?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As set out in my response to Mayor's Question 2020/1116 my team has commissioned the University of Liverpool to conduct research into empty and under-utilised homes, including second homes. The research is considering definitions of empty and under-utilised homes, as well as potential data sources which could be used to better understand prevalence of these homes across London. The research will allow the GLA to develop a more detailed understanding of the issue which will better enable us to understand any potential impact on London’s housing market. The research will report later this year.