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How communal living is changing in the UK

Communal living has had a bad press recently. In many towns, locals fear the relentless expansion of university students HMOs, but co-living need no longer be like The Young Ones. Serena Ralston reports on the wisdom of the collective.

Whether as an antidote to loneliness, punitive property prices or poor-quality HMOs (houses of multiple occupation), communal living, in its various guises, is a growing phenomenon.

It’s nothing new, of course. In the medieval European village it was common for pe.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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