Pri­vate rented homes im­prov­ing

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

TEN­ANTS in the pri­vate rented sec­tor are more sat­is­fied with their hous­ing then those in the so­cial sec­tor, ac­cord­ing to new data out to­day.

The an­nual English Hous­ing Sur­vey has shown that 83 per cent of ten­ants in pri­vate rented homes are sat­is­fied with their ac­com­mo­da­tion com­pared to 81 per cent in the so­cial sec­tor. The sur­vey also shows im­prove­ments in the stan­dard of pri­vate rented hous­ing to­gether with rents fall­ing in real terms.

The sur­vey shows that be­tween 2006 and 2012 the pro­por­tion of pri­vate rented homes classed as “non-de­cent” re­duced from 47 per cent to 33 per cent. This is de­spite 40 per cent of prop­er­ties in the pri­vate rented sec­tor be­ing 100 years old or more.

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