4 October 2014

The number of couples being forced to share rental homes with others is booming, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk.

Since May 2010, the number of couples looking to share a flat with other tenants has nearly doubled, increasing by 91%. Now, couples looking to live with housemates represent 11% of all flat-hunters, according to easyroommate.co.uk's analysis of over 60,000 room rentals around the country, and 35,000 flathunters' profiles.

Jonathan Moore, director of easyroommate.co.uk comments: "The boom in rental prices is taking its toll on couples as much as it is individual tenants. Thousands of couples are finding that even when they pool their monthly income, renting a whole property of their own – let alone buying – is currently out of reach. For many, the idea of sharing an intimate flat with their partner has had to be placed on the backburner, and sharing with flatmates has become a financial necessity."

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