Renting conditions making millions sick or suffer stress or anxiety



Renting conditions making millions sick or suffer stress or anxiety

Survey reveals sky-high prices and poor living conditions causing stress and anxiety

Private renting is making millions of people ill with almost half of England’s 8.5 million renters experiencing stress or anxiety and a quarter made physically sick as a result of their housing, campaigners have said.

Unaffordable rents, poor living conditions and the risk of eviction are causing a quarter of people – about 2.7 million – to feel hopeless while more than 2 million have been made physically ill, according to polling of nearly 4,000 private renters on behalf of housing charity Shelter.

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Source: Guardian

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