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Only one renter in 1700 knows who is responsible for repairing their home

13th January, 2022

Only 0.06% of renters know who is responsible for carrying out repairs on their home – equivalent to one tenant in every 1700.

A government department has been forced to admit it has “no idea” how many landlords have been convicted under laws brought in to ensure rented homes are fit for human habitation.

Only one landlord in 34,000 is a member of a government-backed watchdog scheme designed to deal with tenant’s complaints about the condition of their rented homes.

Just 79 landlords join government backed renting watchdog

13th January, 2022

Only one landlord in 34,000 is a member of a government-backed watchdog scheme designed to deal with tenant’s complaints about the condition of their rented homes.

Revealed: England’s £8billion bill to repair rotten rented homes

13th January, 2021

Official figures have revealed that England faces a £8billion to repair inadequate rented homes - with a Cornwall couple claiming to have been evicted after complaining to their landlord after spending four months without a kitchen floor.

Over a million renters have concerns about repairs

11th January, 2022

One in five renters are not satisfied with the condition of their properties– and enough renters in England have concerns about repairs and maintenance to fill a city the size of Birmingham. 

A leading housing campaigner has branded a renting watchdog "an indolent Chihuahua" after figures emerged showing that the Housing Ombudsman Service has helped tenants in just 0.001% of the U.K's 10.5m rented homes.

Almost half a million renters could be too frightened to ask their landlord to fix faulty electrics, mend mouldy bathrooms or even deal with rats as the Covid-19 eviction ban comes to an end.