Home » News » Housing Market » ‘Point-scoring politicians’ are exaggerating poor standards in the PRS previous nextHousing Market‘Point-scoring politicians’ are exaggerating poor standards in the PRSLandlords are spending many £1000s improving their properties but campaigners and ministers ignore this, it is claimed.Sheila Manchester26th September 20190304 Views While politicians on all sides of the political spectrum declare war on landlords and others go even further by demanding the end of privately owned rental properties, the truth is that landlords’ spending on refurbishment has seen the quality of accommodation in the private rented sector (PRS) drastically improve in the last decade, according to the latest report Unlocking value: The role of refurbishment in buy to let by InterBay Commercial.The standard of accommodation in the PRS has significantly improved in the last decade as the sector has expanded and professionalised. The proportion of homes in the PRS in England deemed non-decent by the ONS has fallen for ten consecutive years, decreasing to 24.5% from 44% in 2008, closing in on the level seen among owner occupied stock (18.7%).In spite of the sector growing by 45% over the period, adding 1.5m homes, the number of non-decent homes has fallen in absolute terms too; down by 275,000. While there is clearly more work to do, the improvement is significant and sustained. As a result, the latest English Housing Survey shows that the vast majority (84%) of private renters were satisfied with their current accommodation. ProfessionalismInterBay’s analysis shows that landlords typically spend £12,000 on a refurbishment. Substantial works such as conversion, extensions and often requiring planning permission) on average stood at £40,000, compared to just £7,000 on a light refurbishment.Darrell Walker (left), Head of Sales, InterBay Commercial says: “It may be an easy target for political point-scoring, but the private rented sector has been a success story since the financial crisis, catering for a growing proportion of the population that either cannot or chooses not to purchase a home. As the PRS has grown, it has also professionalised. As it has done so, the standard of accommodation for tenants has improved drastically too.“Refurbishment has been central to this improvement. It is a win-win for tenants and landlords. Tenants see better quality accommodation, while landlords improve the rent they receive and maximise the value of the property.” September 26, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
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12 Sep 2019 Senior men aim to double up on Euro success at Home Internationals Tags: England Senior Men’s, Senior Men’s Home Internationals England’s Senior Men’s national team will be bidding for their second piece of silverware in the space of a couple of weeks when they take on Scotland, Ireland and Wales at the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Alnmouth Golf Club in Northumberland on September 17-19. An English team comprising Ian Attoe, pictured, (Worplesdon, Surrey), Richard Norton (Beverley & East Riding, Yorkshire), Paul Wharton (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Rupert Kellock (Sunningdale, Surrey), Alan Mew (Stoneham, Hampshire) and Rich Jones (Rotherham, Yorkshire) beat both Scotland and Ireland on their way to winning the European Senior Men’s Team Championship in Denmark at the start of the September. They are now joined by Tim Whittaker (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire) as they attempt to win the annual quadrangular round robin tournament against the other three home nations.England claimed the title at both Machynys Peninsula in Wales in 2016 and Rosslare in Ireland in 2018 but last year they had to play second fiddle to Scotland in extreme weather conditions at Southerness. England, Ireland and Scotland all won two of their matches so the title was decided on points accumulated across all three matches. Attoe, Kellock, Jones and Norton were all part of that English team.The Senior Men’s Home Internationals is an annual competition held in turn in each of the four home nations. Each individual match between the countries is decided from the results from three foursomes and six singles.Photo: Credit Leaderboard Photography