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.
Almost half of landlords in the UK are reporting an increased demand for rental properties which is expected to continue over the next 12 months. Some 43% have experienced a rise in tenant demand and it is being driven by young people and families, according to the latest research by specialist buy to let lender Paragon Mortgages.