Safe and Secure? The Private Rented Sector and Security of Tenure
By: Liam Reynolds Published: May 2005
Private renting in England has changed significantly over the last 20 years. This report examines some of the effects of some of these changes.
Assured shorthold tenancies account for nearly two-thirds of all private rental agreements. The majority of these offer less than 12 months' security of tenure. As a result, the ending of assured shorthold tenancy has now become the third most common cause of homelessness.