Housing supply is Brent priority

Housing supply is a key priority in Brent according to a speech by Leader of the Council Cllr Muhammed Butt at Brent’s Private Landlord Forum.

Cllr Butt outlined his ambition to work closely with landlords in the borough to deliver our housing strategy.

Brent has already introduced borough wide HMO property licensing and has the third highest number of landlords who are accredited to the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme.In addtion the Grants and Empty Property Team worked with landlords to bring over 100 empty housing units back into use in 2015/16, and helped deliver 1560 new homes, including 707 affordable homes.

Cllr Butt then spoke about Brent’s priority to continue increasing supply and to work closely with landlords in the borough to deliver the Council’s housing strategy.

Cllr Butt, said: “Brent residents across a wide spectrum of incomes and household types need decent and affordable housing. We are therefore keen to encourage investment in new and existing housing and to make the best use of the available stock.

“Housing Zones in Wembley and Alperton have the capacity to support the greatest growth moving forward, with over 20,000 new homes in total and specific interventions to accelerate delivery of over 5,000 new homes by 2025. This represents a significant contribution to London-wide targets.

“We want to work in partnership with landlords and others to deliver our housing strategy, while using the tools available to us to raise standards and drive out rogue elements.”

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