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Rented Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Margaret Moran Margaret Moran Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of buy-to-let houses in (a) Luton, (b) the East of England and (c) England.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that the number of outstanding buy-to-let mortgages in England has increased from around 120,000 in 2000 to around 850,000 in 2006. Despite this large increase, the private rented sector as a whole only increased over this period from about 10 per cent. to 12 per cent. of the total housing stock (Source: Communities and Local Government Survey of English Housing).

Information is not held centrally on the number of buy-to-let properties below the national level.

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