On the frontline of the cost of living crisis in the UK rental sector – BBC Newsnight

One fifth of all households in the UK rent their homes in the private sector, but with rising rental prices and dilapidated properties, are renters getting value for money?

BBC Newsbeat’s Sam Gruet visits the accommodation of Hayley Dawson in Bristol, who was hit by a 25% rent increase before being handed no-fault eviction known as a ‘Section 21 notice.’

The government promised a white paper to increase renter’s rights, however questions still remain over the number of homes being built.

Last year the English Housing Survey said nearly a quarter of private rented housing was below standard.

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