One in eight privately rented homes in England pose threat to health, MPs say

The Guardian says more than one in eight privately rented homes in England pose a serious threat to people’s health and safety, costing the NHS about £340m a year, according to a report from a committee of MPs.

One in eight privately rented homes in England pose threat to health, MPs say

The Guardian says more than one in eight privately rented homes in England pose a serious threat to people’s health and safety, costing the NHS about £340m a year, according to a report from a committee of MPs.

It also uncovered evidence of unlawful discrimination, with an estimated one in four landlords unwilling to let to non-British passport holders.

The public accounts committee’s findings come as tenants’ finances face a record squeeze, with higher rents and energy bill increases combining to pile more pressure on many households.

In January the property website Rightmove said private rents in Britain were rising at the fastest rate on record, with the average advertised rent outside London almost 10% higher than a year earlier.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/13/one-in-eight-privately-rented-homes-england-pose-threat-health-mps-say

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