Buy-to-let landlords have been commended for improving conditions in the private rented sector.
The majority of landlords take their responsibilities to their tenants very seriously and have worked hard over the past few years to improve conditions in the private rented sector - with considerable success, according to data published by the government.
New figures, which form part of the English Housing Survey, show that there has been an increase in the proportion of private renters satisfied with their housing.
In 2018/19, 84% of private tenants were satisfied with their accommodation, up 1% year-on-year. This compares to 81% in the social rented sector.
In addition, the figures reveal that 73% of private renters were satisfied with the way their landlords carried out repairs and maintenance. This compared to 67% of social renters.
Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said: “It is good news that private renters are increasingly satisfied with their housing and is a testament to landlords and the improvements in standards that we have seen in the sector.
“Whilst challenges clearly remain, this dispels the myth perpetrated by some, that tenants are generally unhappy with their housing.”