Whilst tenant demand increases, so the number of tenant complaints rise. The article states:-

"The biggest problem, for 15% of tenants, was their landlord’s failure to fix structural problems including damp, a leaking roof or rotten window frames, according to the research by mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance.

A further 13% of tenants suffered delays in repairing broken furniture, showers and washing machines. 14% of tenants faced unexpected increases in their rent, disputes over money deducted from their deposits and even early eviction when their landlord sold their property."

The provisions under the Deregulation Act relating to retaliatory eviction may lead to an increased the number of complaints from tenants of disrepair.