Brexit, climate change and the environment, and education are the top three issues for tenants as they prepare to cast their vote in next month’s general election, new research shows.
In a survey of tenants, the NLA found that housing was ranked fourth in their list of concerns, followed by immigration, the NHS, police and crime, tax, transport and the welfare system.
The study suggests that most tenants enjoy a positive relationship with their landlords.
When asked how confident they were in their current landlord or agent’s professionalism, almost a quarter stated “very confident”. Some 69% of respondents made them seven or above, on a scale of 1-10.
Only 3% of those surveyed said they were “not confident” in their landlord or agent’s professionalism.
Richard Lambert, chief executive officer of the NLA, commented: “The private rented sector is not the big political issue that some tenants’ groups claim it to be.
“The idea that tenants and landlords are constantly engaged in some kind of bitter dispute is just another example of fake news.
“When tenants go to the ballot box to cast their vote next month, housing won’t be top of their agenda. That’s because, as the survey we commissioned reveals, the majority of tenants are perfectly happy with their rental property and perfectly happy with their landlord.”