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Social Rented Housing: Greater London

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell UKIP, Clacton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the number of social homes in London occupied by non-UK residents.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

In 2013-14, 15% of social renters in London were non-UK/Irish nationals.

If a tenant is not resident in the UK, we would expect a social landlord to take action to recover the property and allocate it to someone in need on the waiting list.

Statutory guidance for local councils issued in 2013 will ensure that only people who have lived in the area for two years or more are able to put their name down on the housing waiting list.

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