The Friends factor

Citylets

The Friends factor

Citylets

Journalist Michael MacLeod, 24, teamed up with a friend to rent a house in Edinburgh – to beat the credit crunch. Michael is typical of the young professionals identified in the latest Citylets quarterly report on rental trends in Scotland. It shows a generation are avoiding mortgages or costly rents for one bedroom flats and opting to share rent and split bills to enjoy a better standard of living during the recession.