A renter is also called a Tenant.


A renter is someone who rents property from a third person, either a private landlord or a social housing provider.

According to the English Housing Survey, renters comprise 35% of households in England, compared to 65% owner-occupiers, who own the property they live in.

Further reading

English Housing Survey Segmentation Analysis – very useful analysis of six distinct categories of private renters in England published June 2022.

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