The importance of the PRS
According to the English Housing Survey published earlier this month, there are almost one million more families in the private rented sector than there were 10 years ago.
There are many reasons for this. Mortgages are harder to come by of course and wages have been stagnant since the credit crunch. Furthermore, of course, lifestyles have changed and the flexibility renting offers has become more appealing. Whatever the reason for the increase in renters, this figure shows just how important the PRS is. We need to protect it and we need to support landlords, not target them.