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More renters happy with their accommodation

New data released by the Government has revealed that a higher proportion of private renters are satisfied with their housing previously.

The figures come from the English Housing Survey and show that 2018/19, 84% of private tenants were satisfied with their accommodation, a 1% increase from the year before. This compares to 81% in the social rented sector.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), 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.”

The data also revealed that 73% of private renters were satisfied with the way their landlords carried out repairs and maintenance, in comparison only 67% of social renters said the same.

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