A quarter of PRS stock ‘non-decent’, says government

The private rented sector has the highest proportion of ‘non-decent’ homes with a quarter of stock in England failing to meet the minimum standard of housing. Some 1.2m private rental homes do not meet the Decent Homes Standard of repair, comfort and available facilities. This compares to 19% of owner occupied homes and 13% of socially rented homes. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s 2017-18 English Housing Survey examined the condition of housing supply and people’s circumstances. One in five households in England live in PRS homes, making it the second largest tenure with