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Tenancies (Security)

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what is his estimate of the number of tenants of resident landlords who enjoy restricted security only;(2) what is his estimate of the total number of resident landlords.

In 1973, the last year for which figures are available, there were an estimated 400,000 private tenants living in the same building as their landlord: 190,000 in unfurnished accommodation, 210,000 in furnished. I cannot give precise figures, but at that time the large majority of furnished tenants enjoyed restricted security only. There is no estimate of the number of resident landlords.