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Government figures show 3.8 million households in England were living in the private rented sector in 2011-12 - 17% of the total.

In a survey of 4,327 adults living in the private-rental sector in England, Shelter found 44% thought their children would have a better childhood if they had more stability in their housing arrangements.

Less than 10% of those surveyed valued the freedom and flexibility renting gave them.

And 28% said their landlord or letting agent had failed to carry out repairs or deal with poor conditions in the past year.

The poll found nearly two-thirds of renting families (64%) would like to own their own home but do not think they will ever be able to afford it, and 43% expect to be living in rented accommodation for the next 10 years.

Longer more secure tenancies would be good for tenants and for landlords.

It'd hurt letting agents though - if they couldn't charge silly fees every year.

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If you pay your rent your landlord shouldn't be allowed to evict you

...and rent increases should be linked to BofE base rates. ;)

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[quote name=Oh Well :(' timestamp='1367400641' post='909315066]

Non story.

You can have a shorthold assured tenancy under the current system which last 7 years.


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