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Breaking housing and renting news in the UK, including features and opinion pieces.

The UK’s dangerous and illegal ‘sex for rent’ market is growing – and the cost of living crisis will only make it worse

Sex for rent: why more women than ever are at risk from dangerous landlords

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    This is the average monthly cost of renting in the UK right now – and it’s a lot

  • More than 1 in 7 UK renters ‘overpaying’ as post-pandemic property shortage drives up costs
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    More than 1 in 7 UK renters ‘overpaying’ as property shortage drives up costs

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    Living in London? You might be eligible for a 20% rent discount

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5 women reveal what it’s really like trying to get onto the UK property ladder

“Cutting out coffees and Netflix doesn’t mean I can suddenly afford a home.”

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Yasmin Al-najar
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“Homelessness is a growing problem – this is why I founded a business to help change that"

Social enterprise founder Meg Doherty on how she's helping people overcome the 'benefits trap'

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Rent and first-time buyer home prices have increased at the fastest rate on record since the pandemic
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The truth about skyrocketing rent and house prices for first-time buyers in the UK

The rises are just another example of the cost of living crisis in action.

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Amy Beecham
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Private renters in the UK continue to face “unsafe housing” and “rogue landlords” – but what is being done about it?
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Private renters face “rogue landlords” and “unsafe housing” – but what is being done to tackle it?

The government isn't doing enough to improve renting standards, says a new report.

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Amy Beecham
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How the fastest rent rise in 13 years is pricing women out of cities

Rents are rising at the fastest pace since 2008, according to Zoopla.

These 10 London postcodes are the most “affordable” for first-time buyers right now
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These are London’s most “affordable” postcodes (where a house still costs well over £250,000)

It’s somewhat good news for first-time buyers.

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Amy Beecham
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“I bought my first house on a budget during the pandemic – here’s everything I learnt”

From being ghosted by solicitors to surprise expenses.

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Katie Bishop
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Housing: 3.7 million private renters have been the victim of illegal behaviour from a landlord, says Shelter
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Is your landlord behaving illegally? Here’s what to do about it

Private renters, know your rights.

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Amy Beecham
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Why are we still being told that renting is a waste of money?

Is homeownership really the main marker of success for young women right now?

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Hollie Richardson
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“A hopeless situation”: the reality of the social housing crisis for women and children

A new report estimates that over 1.5 million people are being forced to live in overcrowded social homes in England.

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Amy Beecham
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“My landlord wants to evict me, and this new rule means he can”

What does the end of the eviction ban really means for women who rent?

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Hollie Richardson
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These 12 UK cities are the best value for first-time buyers

The average asking prices in 12 UK cities have been revealed and it's good news for the north.

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Are 5% deposit mortgages good for first-time buyers? We asked the experts to explain

The government’s new scheme is designed to help those with low deposits purchase a property. But will it actually make a difference?

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Lauren Geall
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The sinister reason so many renters are forced to live in dangerous conditions

A new report by Shelter reveals over a third of private renters in the UK are living in poor and often dangerous conditions.

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Amy Beecham
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What does the future really look like for private renters?

Secure and affordable renting is essential in a post-pandemic world.

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Hollie Richardson
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What do renters and first-time buyers really need to know right now?

Experts share their insights following the Budget announcement.

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Hollie Richardson
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If you like quiet streets and crave the outdoors, these introvert-friendly places could be for you

Always wanted to move abroad? These countries could be just the ticket.

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Megan Murray
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These European cities are the most affordable for first-time buyers

As you can expect, London made it nowhere near the top 10.

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Lauren Geall
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Why are so many private renters still committed to living in London?

Because now would be the perfect time to move somewhere cheaper.

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The UK’s most affordable city for solo buyers has been revealed

Want to get on the property ladder in 2021? Here’s where to look.

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Lauren Geall
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