The difficulties younger people face when trying to get onto the housing ladder are well documented.
Rising house prices, and tighter mortgage lending criteria, have combined to push the average age of a first time buyer well past 30, consequently younger people are staying in the rented sector for longer.
However, the rise in older renters has, so far, been less well covered by the financial press, but new research by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed some surprising results.
According to the research:
The number of retirees living in private rented ...