London’s housing landscape has experienced significant changes over the last decades. The growth of the private rented sector, its rising rents and the reducing number of available social housing units, confront a variety of actors with new pressures and opportunities. Not only low and lower-middle income households, but also Local Authorities now need to explore new ways of making do; with private landlords creatively accommodating these needs. In my research, I am looking into newly establishing routines and practices, specifically trying to understand why they take on their specific spatial form – which is very different from what the eyes of urban informality experts are trained to recognise. Additionally, I am trying to understand how they relate to legal regulation and what this says about informality as a concept.