Half of rental properties fail standards tests

Tenants in line to receive rent inspection reports

4th June, 2017
NOAC chairman Pat McLoughlin

All tenants could be automatically given copies of inspection reports of their rented properties, under proposals by the county council oversight body.

One fifth of all households – or over 308,000 – are renters. But 22 of the country’s 31 councils are not providing copies of the inspection reports which identify if a property is in need of repair.

The National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC), which monitors the work of councils, is seeking to get...

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