When they do so, it means disruption for their children. A new neighbourhood may bring a new school – this is the case for 1 in 10 renting families that have moved in the past five years.
A study by Shelter, the homelessness charity, has prepared a report, “Growing Up Renting”, which contains some statistics about families who rent.
Stability is a key factor: 44% of renting parents thinking that their offspring’s childhood would have been better if they had had more stability; 13% found moving stressful and upsetting for their children.
With almost half of the renting families polled worrying about their rent being put up beyond affordability, and one in eight having to stay with relatives or friends while they move from home to home, the situation is clearly stressful for many.
Campbell Robb, the Chief Executive of Shelter, said:
“The nine million renters in this country deserve better. It’s high time we faced up to the fact that renting is no longer a stepping stone, but the only long-term option available to rising numbers of families. We have to give children growing up in rented homes a better deal.”
At NetMovers, we think that all the people who seek a rental property through our website deserve a better deal, and we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service to our rental clients.
We understand that families have particular concerns, such as the schools in their area, so potential tenants should always ask for advice. We are happy to help!
NetMovers provides an online guide to renting, which helps you to think about all the questions that you need to ask when you’re looking for your next home. There are also checklists for viewing properties, and for the moving day itself.
We will look after your needs so that you can look after your family’s needs when you are searching for new homes to rent!
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