Large numbers of people are returning to flat-sharing after living alone or with a partner, new research has revealed.
House share website SpareRoom.co.uk’s data shows that 51% of its users have turned back to sharing, while new flatsharer figures have risen 31% in the last two years.
UK rents haven risen by 9.5% since 2010.
While almost a third of SpareRoom users have always lived in shared flats or houses, 16% said they had once been homeowners.
And over the past five years, the fastest growing age group of flatsharers has been 45-54 year olds, up by 50%.