Changing demographics within the UK has seen an increasing proportion of people choosing to live in shared households. Shared housing provides affordable accommodation for groups as diverse as students, young professionals and those looking to move to new areas for work.
As private renting expands across various parts of the UK, the National Landlords Association works to ensure that local authorities can engage with landlords providing shared housing, balance their need to regulate specifically defined houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) with ensuring that communities benefit from the housing they provide.
With recent changes in Government policy, there is an expectation that shared housing will provide homes for a more diverse young adult group. We will be working with national and local government to ensure areas develop effective strategies to encourage decent, professionally managed shared housing that meets community needs.