Improving safety in the property for children

Introduction

As the private rented sector has grown, so has the number of the children living within it. In the latest English Housing Survey, 36% of households in the PRS had dependant children. A rise of over half a million households since 2010.

With so many more children in the PRS, it makes sense for landlords to consider what they can do to provide a property that is safe for them to live in. 

This guide is intended to cover some potential issues in the property you can address when you are thinking about making a property safer for children.

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