Number of satisfied PRS tenants rises

According to 2012-13 English Housing Survey ‘Households Report’ the amount of tenants in the private rented sector (PRS) satisfied with their lodgings has grown by 1% as 84% of PRS tenants now say they are either very or fairly satisfied with their homes.

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The RLA drew attention to the report’s revelation that PRS rents have been “falling in real terms”. As between 2008 and 2013, average weekly rents in the PRS increased by £10 from £153 to £163 – an increase of 7%, which remains significantly below both measurements of inflation (RPI & CPI), the RLA says.

Chris Town (vice Chairman of RLA) said: “Again, these figures show that contrary to popular myth, average private sector rents are increasing by below inflation”.

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