How much will I pay to rent a London Living Rent property?
The amount that you pay will depend on the location of the home you are renting.
To ensure that LLR continues to offer the best possible affordable option for renters in London, the Mayor publishes benchmark London Living Rent levels for every neighbourhood in the capital, which are updated annually. These are based on a third of average local household incomes and adjusted for the number of bedrooms in each home.
In most boroughs this will be a significant discount to the market-level rent.
Am I eligible for London Living Rent?
London Living Rent (LLR) is an excellent option for middle-income Londoners who want to save towards buying a home.
To be eligible for a London Living Rent home, you must:
- Live or currently work in London.
- Be able to provide one month’s rent in advance and five weeks’ rent as a tenancy deposit.
- Have the right to rent – proven by possession of British/EU/EEA Citizenship or a valid UK residency visa.
- Meet the minimum income and affordability standards – this will depend on the price of the home you are interested in.
- Minimum income requirements should be used as a guide and can vary depending on a household’s circumstances and financial commitments.
- Have a formal tenancy (for example, in the private rented sector) or live in an informal arrangement with family or friends as a result of struggling with housing costs.
- Shared Ownership eligibility criteria will apply on your London Living Rent home, L&Q cannot guarantee you will meet future affordability requirements should you wish to buy a Shared Ownership home
London Living Rent (LLR) candidates must not:
- Already own a property or be in the process of buying.
- Be able to afford a similar home through Shared Ownership or on the open market.
- Have a household income that exceeds £60,000.
- Have an adverse rental history, for example, rent arrears or damage to a property.
- Have a history of bankruptcy, defaults which include late payments, county court judgments (CCJs) or Individual Voluntary Agreements (IVAs).
Please note that there will be a priority given to tenants who are in council housing, individuals who are Ministry of Defence personnel, and those threatened with homelessness.