One in six homes is pri­vately rented

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

NEARLY one in six homes is now a pri­vate rental prop­erty, as both home own­er­ship and so­cial hous­ing de­cline.

The English Hous­ing Sur­vey from Com­mu­ni­ties and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment shows that the num­ber of house­holds rent­ing pri­vately has gone up by one mil­lion in the last five years and ac­counts for 15.6 per cent of all house­holds in Eng­land, up from 14.2 per cent in 2008-09 and 11.7 per cent in 2005-06.

Couples with no de­pen­dent chil­dren are the most com­mon type of house­hold in the pri­vate rented sec­tor (26 per cent), with one-per­son house­holds un­der 60 be­ing the sec­ond largest at 23 per cent. Lone par­ent house­holds rep­re­sent 12 per cent of pri­vate renters.

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