What are the reasons for renting?

20th November 2023

According to The Property Academy Renter Survey 2023, over a third of renters rent because they don’t have the deposit to buy a home. However not everyone wants to buy. A substantial 27% of renters were renting out of choice over necessity, with 37% of renters planning to continue renting for 2 years or more. Perks of renting include the flexibility (6%), the ability to have a higher standard of living and access to amenities (2%) and to work remotely (2%). In the over 65s age group, home maintenance being taken care of is a big draw, with 6% citing this as their main reason for renting.

Source: #Dataloft, Property Academy Renter Survey 2023