Most tenants are satisfied with private renting housing

Michael Lloyd

July 12, 2018

A large majority of private sector tenants, 84%, are satisfied with their housing, the English Housing Survey report for 2016/17, found.

Satisfaction rates are higher in the private rented than the social rented sector where 81% of tenants are satisfied with their housing.

Some 72% of private sector tenants are satisfied with the way that their landlord carries out repairs or maintenance, compared to 66% who said the same in the social rented sector.

David Smith, policy director for the Residential Landlords Association, said: “Whilst we should never be complacent, these results confound the myths that some have peddled about the private rented sector.

“It shows once again that the vast majority of private sector landlords do a good job and look after their properties and tenants properly.

“The government should recognise this and ensure policy supports the vast majority of landlords who are individuals to continue providing the good quality homes to rent we need whilst improving enforcement to root out the criminals who have no place in the market.”

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