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Tenants Satisfied With Private Rental Accommodation

Over two thirds of tenants are satisfied with their private rental accommodation, a new survey shows.

The finding comes in the results of a TDS Charitable Foundation research project with 2,002 participants aligned with the household types set out in the English Housing Survey.

Private rental accommodation tenants were surveyed on their overall satisfaction, affordability and costs, property condition, views on agents and landlords, pets and rental reform.

The results of the survey included:

– Overall, 67.7 per cent of tenants were satisfied with their experience as a renter in the private rented sector;

– 70.4 per cent of participants agreed that they understood their rights and responsibilities as a renter, with 14.2 per cent disagreeing;

– Some 41.6 per cent said they could afford their rent easily but 12.6 per cent said they found it difficult to do so;

– 28.9 per cent of participants said they were able to paying their utility bills on a regular basis;

– 53.5 per cent of tenants felt their landlord could improve the energy efficiency of their property but 21.6 per cent stated there was nothing more their landlord could do;

– 38.6 per cent of tenants had a pet in their rental property, but only 47.9 per cent of tenants admitted to being allowed a pet as part of their tenancy agreement.

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