Beyond generation rent: understanding the aspirations of private renters aged 35-54

Much academic and popular attention has been paid to so-called ‘Generation Rent’ – a growing group of younger people who are trapped in the private rented sector (PRS) due to challenges in accessing other housing tenures. Much less is known about the experiences of older renters. This research seeks to fill this gap and involves 17 qualitative telephone interviews with older, middle-aged private renters aged 35-54 years old, living in Scotland or England and not in full-time education. They also provided photos of their home. This study follows on from our previous research, which focused on younger private renters (under 35).

Author(s): Adriana Mihaela Soaita, Kim McKee, Moira Munro
Published: 29 August 2019
Categorised in: Private rented sector
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