20% of English households now renting privately
Latest figures from the English Housing Survey reveal that the private rental sector provides homes to 4.7 million households which equates to one fifth of the population.
The number of families with children in private rented housing has increased by nearly a million over the past decade and represents 38% of households in the sector.
David Smith, policy director of the Residential Landlords Association, commented that, “The government needs to recognise its vital role in the housing market and implement pro-growth tax and planning policies to support the majority of landlords who are individuals to meet ever growing demand for rented housing.”
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