15 Jun

Tenant panels to improve houses to rent in Exeter?

Tenant panels to improve houses to rent in Exeter?

Government plans to help social tenants hold their landlords accountable may improve houses to rent in Exeter.

Proposals for locally-run tenant panels across the UK could see 1,500 social tenants trained to resolve disputes, ensure repairs are carried out and deal with complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Property to rent in Exeter could receive a demand boost as a result of the scheme, which aims to empower local residents to improve their neighbourhoods.

A £535,000 residential training programme will give tenants the skills required to represent their neighbours, with opportunities for accredited qualifications in the field.

Landlords will be expected to help set up the panels and be transparent with information so their performance can be properly examined.

Housing minister Grant Shapps says panel members will have local knowledge to help them improve their area.

He added: "Social tenants know when things are going wrong with their neighbourhoods.

"They should be able to expect local solutions to local problems, and not have to wait for a remote organisation."ADNFCR-1222-ID-800580242-ADNFCR

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