Migrants and the private housing sector

Author(s): Jen Pearce;  

Corporate author: Building and Social Housing Foundation

Briefing series: Better Housing Opinion Piece 22

Publisher: Race Equality Foundation

Publication date: March 2013

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The growth of the private rented sector is a subject that has been of increasing public and political interest, particularly over the last couple of years. It is well known that the private rented sector is by far the most common tenure for newly arrived migrants. Recent research by research charity, the Building and Social Housing Foundation, has revealed that private renters who arrived in the UK within the last two years show a wide range of household structures, ages, and economic circumstances.