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Number of council rented homes continues to fall 12/05/2016

Latest government figures show the number of homes in England rented from local authorities has fallen by 26,000 in the year to 31 March 2015.  

 

The total number of social and affordable rented homes increased over the year to 31 March 2015 as a result of a rise of 44,000 in the number of homes rented from Private Registered Providers (housing associations). However over the period from 2001 to 2015, the total number of homes rented from local authorities and Private Registered Providers fell from 4,236,000 in 2001 to 4,030,000 in 2015.

 

The estimated total stock of homes rented from local councils at 31 March 2015 was 1,643,000 - a reduction of nearly 1.2 million homes since 2001 when the number of council rented homes stood at 2,812,000.

 

Over the same period, the number of homes rented from Private Registered Providers increased from 1,424,000 in 2001 to 2,387,000 at 31 March 2015.   

 

The total number of dwellings of all tenures in England at 31 March 2015 is estimated to be 23.5million - 14.7 million owner-occupied, 4.7million private rented, 2.4million rented from Registered Providers (housing associations) and 1.6million rented from local authorities. 

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