Private rented homes improving
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.