Family Gatherings


  • Christmas, a time many spend with their nearest and dearest. Families accounted for nearly one in four new private rental tenancies over the past year.
  • Across the South East the proportion was over one in four, while in the North West, just one in every six new tenancies was a family let.
  • Over 1.5 million households across England who privately rent are families with dependent children, accounting for an ever-increasing proportion of private renters.
  • The average size of a property newly let by a family over the past year was 954 sqft, over 180 sqft larger than a property newly let to a couple.