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Private tenants increasingly satisfied with homes and landlords

13 July 2020 | Renting

 Private tenants increasingly satisfied with homes and landlords

There’s been another increase in the proportion of private tenants saying they are satisfied with their housing according to data published by the government.

The latest English Housing Survey results, which related to 2018/19, show that 84 per cent of private tenants were satisfied with their accommodation.

This is up one per cent from the year before and compares to 81 per cent in the social rented sector.

The data further reveals that 73 per cent of private renters were satisfied with the way their landlords carried out repairs and maintenance. This compared to 67 per cent of social renters.

“It is good news that private renters are increasingly satisfied with their housing and is a testament to landlords and the improvements in standards that we have seen in the sector” explains Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association.

“Whilst challenges clearly remain, this dispels the myth perpetrated by some, that tenants are generally unhappy with their housing.”

This post has originally been featured in Letting Agent Today.