Articles tagged with - 'Private Rented Sector'

How to... tackle poor conditions for migrants in the private rented sector

New arrivals in Britain are highly dependent on private lettings – whether bedsits, accommodation tied to their jobs or caravan sites. Recent migrants are three times more likely than the average person to be living in the private rented sector (PRS). Many endure poor conditions, irregular tenancies, overcrowding and even "hot bedding", where tenants use the same bed and sleep in shifts. The difficulty in helping them is that they often find accommodation informally or through employers, don't use official advice centres and may find it difficult to report high rents or poor conditions.

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