People also ask


  • What is the 渟ocial rent?level of housing?

  • These ?social rent ?levels are around 50% of market prices. There were another 24,000 newly built homes for affordable rent and around 2,000 bought or converted. Affordable rent is subject to controls that make it around 80% of local market rent. The government includes 渁ffordable rent?homes in its definition of social housing.

  • Is social housing more affordable than private rental?

  • This means that they are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing. This means that homes will remain more affordable than renting on the private rental market. You could argue that all rent should be 榓ffordable? but in this sense it means 80% of market rent.

  • Why is the cost of renting in the social housing sector rising?

  • The cost of renting in the social housing sector has steadily increased in recent years, as existing rents rose, and many new lettings are at higher market-linked 楢ffordable Rents?

  • How are the average social and affordable rents calculated?

  • The average social and Affordable Rents for general needs two-bed housing were calculated based on the mean cost of all general needs two-bed units across the Local Authority Districts. There are 326 such areas and they include single-tier unitary and metropolitan authorities and lower-tier county districts.