Latest consumer insight by leading online estate agent, Emoov.co.uk, has found that nearly a fifth of homeowners who have a spare room would consider opening up their home to a refugee for a short period of time.
The research, carried out by Opinion Matters, surveyed over 1,000 UK homeowners and found that 17% who have a spare room would consider housing a refugee in their spare room. Emoov asked “If you have a spare room in your property, would you consider allowing refugees to use it for a small time period?” The results showed that of those homeowners who have a spare room, 14% would accommodate a refugee for between one and three months, 2% under a month and 1% for a period of over three months.
The growing crisis which has spread across Europe, has seen Prime Minister David Cameron come under pressure to act, and for Britain to do their part to accommodate a proportion of the refugees fleeing their war torn countries.
Although this latest research may only highlight a temporary solution to housing those refugees entering the country, a long term solution is still required across Europe.