No, it does not matter. What matters is that whatever living situation you have that there is some evidence of security in terms of a reasonable tenancy on the property that you live in and that you have the means to access another property should the tenancy end. If you have a mortgage what is important is that you can afford the repayments.
- You need to be at least 21 years of age when starting (there is no upper age limit)
- New adopters must be a resident in the UK with a permanent home
- Criminal records will need to be considered but won’t automatically be a barrier