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English Housing survey figures confirm rise of older people renting

Private landlords, local authorities and housing associations need to ensure their properties meet the needs of older people as figures released in January confirm a long-term increase in renting among people aged 65 and over.

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The majority of older people in England are currently owner occupiers, but new figures from the English Housing Survey show that almost 1.5 million over 65s are renting, reflecting a long-term trend.