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Number of middle-aged renters double - Martin - 05-11-2018

Quote:Data analysed for and by BBC News shows:
  • The proportion of 35 to 54-year-olds who live as private tenants has nearly doubled in 10 years since 2006-07, according to the Family Resources Survey by the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Renting among all age groups is now more likely to be from a private landlord than from a council or housing association
  • A particular rise in renting among 45 to 50-year-olds, sometimes as a result of death, debt or divorce, analysis for the BBC shows
  • Single parents with children who rent are a major concern among debt charities
Seems to be suggestive of future strain in households. Source.


RE: Number of middle-aged renters double - Daphney - 05-14-2018

Not good that people cannot easily chose to buy a house. For the longest time in the UK it was a basically a given that you would be able to buy your own house. Sad to see its disappearing.


RE: Number of middle-aged renters double - Folk Artist - 06-07-2018

For whatever reason these british middle-aged people are forced into these situations- which is not great news for them, and even being that home prices have been in a slowdown mode there as well. Even with the slow down in prices for houses, it seems that many cannot afford their own property- and being this situation, it makes a lot of people into lifelong renters in the UK. I would say to find some good and older flatmates to share in the high rents, and that could be a fun way to meet some new people and share expenses!