2 Oct

Most people 'like to live within a community'

Most people 'like to live within a community'

Independent estate agents could do well to bear in mind the advice of one property expert who believes the most tenants prefer to live in homes within a community.

James Davis, the chief executive of free online service upad.co.uk, also said that there is increased demand for rental accommodation in the UK due to factors such as the fact that it is no longer a "taboo" to rent rather than own a house.

His comments follow the publication of a report by the Town and Country Planning Association, which revealed that the housing supply backlog is likely to approach one million by the end of next year.

"In key conurbations where you can find the vast majority of tenants, there has been a growing chronic shortage of rental stock," stated Mr Davis.

This news comes after Communities and Local Government recently reported that the number of English households is expected to rise to 27.8 million over the next 22 years.

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