Rented Housing

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 28th July 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goddard of Stockport Lord Goddard of Stockport Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future demand for homes to rent.

Photo of Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The English Housing Survey provides information on housing stock. The proportion of Private Rented Sector (PRS) households has remained relatively stable for nearly a decade. The PRS was 19% of stock in 2013-14, increased to 20% in 2015-16 and 2016-17 and then went back to 19% thereafter.

We continue to monitor the Office for National Statistics rental price statistics as an indicator of demand and will evaluate the impact of the private rented reforms on the sector.

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