British census records show that the UK population has increased by an amazing 7% over the last decade taking us to a population of just over 63 million. Over the next 20 years the number of Uk households is expected to rise by 250,000 per year reaching 28 million new households. During that 20 year period the number of single person households will increase by 3.2 million accounting for 20% of all housing stock.
As a nation Britain is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. Our population density is four times that of France and in 20 years time it will twice that of Germany a country with a landmass three times bigger than ours.
The number of houses being built in Britain is at it’s lowest level since the 1920s despite the fact the current government estimates that to keep with demand we need to be building at least 232,000 new properties every year.
Since 2002 the demand for rental properties has almost doubled. By 2016 it is estimated that almost 1 in 5 families will be living in rented accommodation generating a need for more than 1.1 million rental properties in the UK.
Property provides an excellent alternative investment in the UK because:
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