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When landlords do make improvements, rent hikes are usually not far behind.
"nobody likes cost" and that state intervention would likely hurt tenants as well as landlords.
"The margins are very, very tight and I think people don't realise that. They make the assumption that landlord equals rich person."

As an alternative. An education programme might be just as useful.
Tenants also need to bear some of the responsibility, she argues. Sometimes they have no idea how to work the heating efficiently, disregard limits on overcrowding, or don't ensure their houses are properly ventilated.