More young driven to house share

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

YOUNG pro­fes­sion­als tak­ing their first step on the ca­reer lad­der are hav­ing to house share be­cause rents are sim­ply too high, warns a Leeds let­ting agent.

Luke Gid­ney, di­rec­tor of LetLeeds, says a short­age of suit­able prop­erty in the ren­tal mar­ket for young pro­fes­sion­als has forced prices up. He says: “There seems to be a huge in­crease in young pro­fes­sional peo­ple look­ing for shared ac­com­mo­da­tion. We are be­ing con­tacted again and again about rooms in shared houses by young doc­tors, trainee lawyers and other peo­ple start­ing out in very re­spectable pro­fes­sions.

“Peo­ple who his­tor­i­cally would have looked to rent a prop­erty for just them, or maybe for them and a friend or part­ner, now want a room in a house share.”

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