Things could get worse for many households despite inflation fall

The difficulties many, particularly young people, have faced in buying are one reason why the proportion of households who hold a mortgage has actually dropped to below a third. Those renting instead are already facing pressures – rents in London, for example, are rising at their fastest rate since at least 2006 as landlords’ costs soar too. As some of those landlords sell up, the availability of rental properties could be hit.


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