There are 126 private landlords in the House of Commons – with another 10 MPs letting out commercial property, analysis of the Register of Members’ Financial Interests has revealed.

While the number has actually decreased since the election, the figures still show that 19 per cent of MPs are landlords compared to just 3 per cent of the UK population, according to Generation Rent, the housing pressure group which carried out the research.

While many MPs are letting out second homes bought when they could still put mortgage payments on expenses, not all are accidental landlords: 52 MPs have more than one rented property.

And while many MPs detail the type, number and location of their properties, some simply list 'property' making it impossible to know how big their portfolio is.

  • Generation Rent
Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)