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Improving the private rented sector: Blackpool Borough Council

Given the complexity and depth of the problems it faces, Blackpool council takes a multi-faceted approach to the private rented sector.

Improving the private rented sector: Boston Borough Council

Boston Borough Council has long worked closely with its neighbouring districts and the county council.

Improving the private rented sector: Bristol City Council

The private rented sector has grown considerably over the last two decades and following a stock modelling survey undertaken by the Building Research Establishment, accounts for approximately 29 per cent of the stock (over 58,000 properties).

Improving the private rented sector: Coventry City Council

The current housing and homelessness strategy (2019-2024) has as one its four core themes ‘improving the use of existing homes’.

Improving the private rented sector: Derby City Council

The overall focus of the council’s policy is to improve the health and well-being of tenants in the private rented stock, as well as tackling the issues of poverty and deprivation faced by communities.

Improving the private rented sector: Fenland District Council

Work by housing and police officers in visiting targeted properties, talking with the occupants and assessing the conditions uncovered a range of criminal activity and poor conditions, including exploitation, fraud, sham marriages and human trafficking.

Improving the private rented sector: Hartlepool Borough Council

The council plan, which is at the consultation stage, includes commitments to take effective action to tackle poor housing conditions and anti-social behaviour in the private sector as well as a focus on adopting a multi-agency approach in, for instance, the Oxford Street neighbourhood. 

Improving the private rented sector: Hull City Council

Hull has a large private rented sector with concentrations of up to 80 per cent of the stock on some streets being in that tenure.

Improving the private rented sector: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The private rented sector is the major tenure in the borough with over 40 per cent of households (53,000 households). It has more than doubled since 2003.

Improving the private rented sector: Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent council is highly ambitious and says in its housing strategy that it sees itself as a facilitator of change.