10 September 2014

Whether through choice or necessity the number of Britons renting privately has increased by more than 60% in the last decade.

Figures from the latest English Housing Survey produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government found the number of households renting privately has risen by 1.3 million since 2001, from 2.1 million to 3.4 million in 2009-10.

This is reflected in a fall in the number of owner-occupied households from a peak of 14.8 million in 2005 and 2006 to 14.5 million in 2009-10.

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