Reliable estimates of how long social housing tenants remain, on average, in the same accommodation are not available. However, estimates of the lengths of uncompleted residence based on the time that existing tenants have spent in their current accommodation are as follows:
|Lengths of uncompleted residence (in years) reported by existing social housing tenants|
|Number of years|
|Council tenants||RSL tenants|
| Source: |
Survey of English Housing
It is important to note that since these figures are based on uncompleted lengths of tenure, they are likely to be significantly below the equivalent figures for completed lengths of tenure.