Almost a third of tenants in the private rented sector struggling to pay rent
New research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) revealed that more than three million private renters are struggling to pay their rent.
As a result, many have had to cut back on food and heat. Inside Housing reports.
According to the YouGov poll, 41% of those with children find it difficult to pay for their home and 8% struggle to pay rent every single time that it is due.
More than a quarter of families with children in the private rented sector have had to save by reducing their spending on food, and 24% said they were cutting down heating costs. Also, 15% have suffered from stress or anxiety due to their financial situations.
Chief Executive of the NHF, David Orr stated, ‘It’s just unacceptable that families are left struggling to pay for homes in the private rented sector that they can’t even afford to heat properly.The government needs to come up with a bolder, long-term plan for house building so that families across the country can find the homes they need, at a price they can afford.’
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