The Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation

5.8m households expected to rent privately by 2021

19 June, 20171 Comments
A new report has revealed that one in four UK households will be privately renting by the end of 2021. At the moment around 5m households (21%) are currently living in privately rented accommodation, a quarter of whom are families with children. As property prices continue to rise and wages stagnate, the annual report from estate
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Alternative analysis of the PRS reveals more private renters than previously thought

10 January, 20170 Comments
A think-tank has recently claimed that home ownership is far lower than is widely believed in the UK, meaning that the private rental sector is much larger than previously thought. The Resolution Foundation claims that, for example, a person who buys a house and then takes in lodgers counts in formal statistics as an owner-occupier;
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As Home Ownership hits 30 year low, rent guarantee insurance popularity increases

02 August, 20161 Comments
New research reveals major cities across the UK are experiencing the lowest levels of home ownership since the 1980’s, following a peak in the early 2000’s. In 1986 the average first time buyer could purchase a home for just £30,000, which would barely cover a deposit in 2016 – the average first time buyer now has to find at least £150,000 in today’s market. Firmly
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