Beyond Generation Rent: understanding the aspirations of private renters aged 35-54

The number of older households in the private rented sector is on the rise, yet renters over the age of 35 remain a relatively under-studied age group by comparison.

This report specifically looks at renters aged 35-54 and their experiences of private renting. The study found that as well as encountering similar issues as younger renters – unaffordable rents, insecure housing, and poor quality properties – older renters also experienced distinct issues, such as the impact on family life, challenges in adapting properties for age-related health and mobility impairments, and being aged out of a mortgage.

Dr Kim McKee summarises the key findings in this short video:

Authors: Dr Kim McKee (University of Stirling), Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita (University of Glasgow), and Professor Moira Munro (University of Glasgow)

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Date: August 29, 2019 12:01 am

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