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SURVEY FINDS OVER 40% OF COUNCIL TENANTS 'VERY SATISFIED'

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A high proportion of households, 90%, were satisfied with their accommmodation overall but about 15% were dissatisf...
A high proportion of households, 90%, were satisfied with their accommmodation overall but about 15% were dissatisfied with the state of repair and a similar proportion were dissatisfied with the heating.

Over a half (55%) of owners thought it would be difficult to sell but this compares with three quarters (74%) in 1992.

Nine out of ten owners were pleased that they had bought their home.

Over 40% of council tenants said that they were very satisfied with renting compared with only 28% of private tenants.

These are among the findings from the second report of the Survey of English Housing (SEH) published today by ONS*.

The SEH is a continuous survey which started in April 1993. It is carried out by the social survey division of ONS for the department of the environment.

The second year's results cover the period April 1994 to March 1995.

The findings are based on face-to-face interviews in 20,000 private households in England.

The SEH provides key data on a wide range of housing topics, such as the changing profiles of home owners, local authority and housing association tenants and private renters, people's views about their accommodation and the area in which they live, the type and standard of accommodation, waiting lists for council housing, the future buying intentions of social sector tenants, housing costs, and factors associated with rent and mortgage arrears.

-- Housing in England 1994/1995 HMSO £30. ISBN 0 11 691660 5.

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