As more and more young people are priced out of the property market, the private rental sector is booming. But as renting increasingly becomes the norm for more people, how do landlords adapt to the changing needs of tenants?
As campaigners for tenant rights call for ‘5 year tenancies’, tenants are not just looking for houses to rent anymore, they are looking for homes to rent. But have landlords adapted to this shift in mindset? And as the tenant/ landlord relationship becomes more long term, have tenants become more demanding as a result and can landlords keep up? Has the ‘rogue’ landlord been squeezed out? Or has the term always been applicable to very few landlords, giving the majority a bad name?