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MPs criticise “broken system” presided over by NHS Property Services

 

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MPs criticise “broken system” presided over by NHS Property Services

The public accounts committee (PAC) says it is “unacceptable” that 70% of NHS Property Services tenants do not have rental agreements.

NHS Property Services manages NHS properties in England including many of those used by GPs, and while the MPs’ committee acknowledged that Property Services lacks the powers of a commercial landlord and inherited a number of “longstanding issues”, it was critical of missing rental agreements which are a contributing factor in disputes with tenants and rising debts. These have tripled to £575m, says the report, while a further £100m has been written off. The PAC says urgent action is needed to fix a “broken system”.