RLA highlights that vast majority of private sector landlords do a good job

Written by Allen Walkey on - Breaking News -

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) comments on the  English Housing Survey report for 2016/17 published 12th July 2018.

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

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

The report also finds that 72 per cent of private sector tenants are satisfied with the way that their landlord carries out repairs or maintenance, compared to 66 per cent who said the same in the social rented sector.

David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, said of the findings:

“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.”

Source of information RLA


Author: Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.


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