Britons over 50 are back in shared homes due to rising rents

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UK housing participation is no longer just a problem for young people.

More and more people over 50 in the UK are living in a shared flat or house due to the increase in rental rates.

According to the country’s largest shared rental website -SpareRoom-, since 2011 there has been an increase in 239% in people aged 55-64 years looking for a common place to live, while the increase was 114% for the 45-54 age group.

However, the majority of people looking for this type of housing are between the ages of 25 and 34.

house for 13

Karen Miles, a 66-year-old woman, moved into a house with 13 people 5 years ago to save money.

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