Tenants are afraid of complaining about poor conditions
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Tenants are afraid of complaining about poor conditions

According to the BBC more than a quarter (28%) of private tenants in England have not complained about problems with properties they are renting because they fear “revenge evictions”, according to Citizens Advice.

The charity wants the government to use a planned introduction of an ombudsman for private landlords to give more protection to tenants from such action.

“People who rent shabby or unsafe homes have few options when landlords let them down. Resolving disputes can be risky, costly and complicated.” said Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice.

However, Richard Lambert, chief executive officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA), said the Citizens Advice report was “simply not an accurate picture of how the vast majority of landlords would respond to such requests”.

Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cdl8n2edgj5t/housing-market

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