Housing

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

Rents are rising at the fastest pace since 2008 and pricing women out of cities

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

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Amy Beecham
  • 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)

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

  • 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

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young woman moving into new rented home instead of buying a house
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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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Social housing tenants forced to live in overcrowded conditions due to gross undersupply of new homes
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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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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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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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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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Hollie Richardson
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Lauren Geall
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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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What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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Natalie Gil
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Why so many private renters are on the verge of homelessness

And how to get help if you’re worried about it.

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Hollie Richardson
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Can I move house in lockdown? Experts answer the big questions

Experts share advice for buyers and renters in lockdown 2.0.

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Hollie Richardson
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Guildford: The 10 best countryside locations to relocate to if you’re rethinking city life
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The best countryside locations to relocate to if you’re rethinking city life

Fancy upping sticks for somewhere rustic and rural? Then look this way...

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Kayleigh Dray
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What Boris Johnson’s “generation buy” plans really mean for first-time buyers

The long-term, fixed rate mortgages proposed under the Prime Minister’s plans might not be the lifeline they initially appear to be.

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Lauren Geall
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Best place to live in London
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Londoners, this area has been named best in the capital

But do you agree?

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Megan Murray
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