17 June 2014

CLG have been busy this week and have announced a major review of the Prove Ranted sector. Their press release states:-

'With almost 2.6 million homes in England being rented from over half a million private landlords, Yvette Cooper has commissioned an independent review to look at what problems tenants and landlords face and what works well in the sector. A Citizens Advice Bureau report last year found 1 in 5 tenants were dissatisfied with the quality of repairs carried out by th

'The review will look how the increasing number of buy to let accommodation and student tenants has impacted on the private rented sector, the quality of homes and who the users of the sector are. It will also examine the impact of demographic and social change on the future demand and supply in the sector. The Government has already introduced positive legislation such as Tenancy Deposit Protection and action on houses of multiple occupation. The Government will consider the reviews recommendations to see what else can be done to improve the sector for both landlords and tenants. Julie Rugg and David Rhodes from the Centre for Housing Policy at York University will head the review.'

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