Taking the strain - The private rented sector in the recession

By: Liam Reynolds and Jackie Smith  Published: November 2009


Summary

For many years private tenants have been found to be particularly vulnerable to financial pressures. Their housing costs are relatively high and this pushes a disproportionate number of them below the poverty line. Shelter’s research reveals that the recession has exacerbated the financial difficulties of many private sector tenants. The current economic climate and rapidly changing housing market is also posing challenges for landlords.

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