Improving the private rented sector


Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.

The aim is to ensure improved health and well-being of tenants in the private rented sector.

There is a report, a set of case studies and a toolkit. These are based on the findings of a policy and research review, interviews with national stakeholders and local case studies.

Our case studies highlight diversity. The proportion of properties in the private rented sector in local authority areas ranges from just over 15 per cent to more than 40 per cent. The national average is 19 per cent.