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Generation Rent

Generation Rent is no longer simply theoretical. It’s here to stay for another decade, according to PWC, who say that by 2025 only 40% of Londoners will own their own home. That marks a U-turn on the situation in 2000, when 60% of Londoners were homeowners. By 2025, say PWC, the majority of 20-39 year olds will be renters.

This is standard practice in the rest of Europe and tenants will be looking to get greater security of tenure with rental contracts often lasting 5-10 years. Besides the security that offers to the tenant, landlords will have the benefit of tenants they know and can trust over a long period; no void periods to worry about; none of the expense and effort associated with having to find new tenants every year or so.

The rise of a long-term rental culture could also be seen to offer a more flexible and mobile lifestyle – a plus for young professionals who are still working out where they want to put down roots.  Renting will increasingly be seen less as a temporary last resort, but more as a viable and valid option. Good news for landlords and tenants alike.

Generation Rent is no longer simply theoretical. It’s here to stay for another decade, according to PWC, who say that by 2025 only 40% of Londoners will own their own home. That marks a U-turn on the situation in 2000, when 60% of Londoners were homeowners. By 2025, say PWC, the majority of 20-39 year olds will be renters.

This is standard practice in the rest of Europe and tenants will be looking to get greater security of tenure with rental contracts often lasting 5-10 years. Besides the security that offers to the tenant, landlords will have the benefit of tenants they know and can trust over a long period; no void periods to worry about; none of the expense and effort associated with having to find new tenants every year or so.

The rise of a long-term rental culture could also be seen to offer a more flexible and mobile lifestyle – a plus for young professionals who are still working out where they want to put down roots.  Renting will increasingly be seen less as a temporary last resort, but more as a viable and valid option. Good news for landlords and tenants alike.