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Summary

  • Just under half of renters are not planning to make any changes (46%)
  • Moving to reduce rent costs is the most likely source of action for those worried about increasing payments (36%)
  • Just over a fifth would consider moving in with friends of family to reduce costs

Are you considering any of the following options in the future to help with unaffordable rent payments?

Weighted base: W5 sample, all those who have rent payments: 707


This chart shows the options those renting are considering in future to help with unaffordable rental payments
46% Not planning to make any changes
36% Moving to reduce rent
22% Moving in with friends/family
14% Seeking help from housing benefit
3% Something else

 

 

Age

Those aged 16-24 are much more likely to move to reduce their rent (45%) or move in with friends or family (35%). Those aged 25-34 or over 64 are more likely to seek help from housing benefit

Disability

Residents with a disability or long-term illness are more likely to seek help from housing benefit whilst those with no disability are more likely to look to move

Household income

Those earning less than £40k are more likely to move in with friends or family. Those earning less than £20k are more likely seek help from housing benefit. Those earning £60k are least likely to make any changes (67%).

Ethnic group
Those from a white ethnic group are less likely to make any changes (61%), whilst those from ethnic minority groups are much more likely to move to reduce their rent (72%) or move in with friends or family (42%).