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Satisfaction levels rise for private renters

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The proportion of private renters satisfied with their housing has risen, according to data published by the Government.

The figures, from the English Housing Survey, show that in 2018/19, 84% of private tenants were satisfied with their accommodation, up one percentage point from the year before. This 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. 

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said: “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.

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

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Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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