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Thursday, February 26, 2015

English Housing Survey 2013-14

The latest English Housing Survey has been published by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
  • In brief, the key observations from the English Housing Survey 2013-14 are -
  • For the first time, the proportion of  outright owners was greater than owners with a mortgage.
  • The breakdown of the 22.6 million households in England were 33% owned outright, 31% held a mortgage, 19% were renting privately and 17% were renting social housing. 
  • 48% of 25-34 year old households rented privately, with owner occupation in this age group dropping from 59% to 36% over the course of the past ten years. 
  • Average weekly private rents were £281 in London and £145 outside of London, and average weekly social rents in London were £125 compared to £87 outside London. 
  • Working households receiving housing benefit increased to 14%. 
  • Damp problems were more likely to be found in private rented dwellings than social rented or owner occupied dwellings. 
  • A million homes were estimated to have problems with damp, a drop from 2.6 million homes in 1996. 

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