July 29, 2014 Leave a Comment
The recent English Housing Survey ‘Households Report’ has provided some good news for the much maligned Private Rented Sector. The report (published by the Department for Communities and Local Government) has highlighted that 84% of Private Rented Sector tenants say they are either ‘very satisfied’ or ‘fairly satisfied’ with their homes.
While this represents only an 1% increase on the previous survey, it helps to counter the column inches that the press gives over to the criticism of landlords and lettings agents. These figures should help to dispel the myth that the Private Rented Sector is over-populated by rogue agents and landlords, providing tenants with sub-standard homes.
While the satisfaction result is good news, it doesn’t however mean that the sector can rest on its laurels. There remains a need for the industry to raise standards and drive out sharp, and poor, practice.
Hopefully one day soon that 84% will have become 100%!