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Statistics reveal nearly a fifth of housing stock is leasehold

Words: Laura Edgar
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Government estimates suggest there were 4.3 million leasehold dwellings in England in 2016/17. This equates to 18 per cent of the country’s housing stock.

Of the total, 2.3 million (54 per cent) were in the owner-occupied sector, and 1.7 million (40 per cent) were privately owned and let in the private rented sector.

The remaining 244,000 (6 per cent) were owned by social landlords and let in the social rented sector.

The majority of the leasehold properties in 2016/17 were flats – 2.9 million. The remaining 1.4 million were houses.

The figures, which the government says are published as “experimental official statistics”, state that these are unchanged from 2015/16.

Estimating the number of leasehold dwellings in England 2016/17 can be found here on the government website (pdf).

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