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These 10 London postcodes are the most “affordable” for first-time buyers right now

These are London’s most “affordable” postcodes (where a house still costs well over £250,000)

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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”

  • 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

  • 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?

Latest Stories

Social housing tenants forced to live in overcrowded conditions due to gross undersupply of new homes
Housing

“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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Housing

“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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News

London’s Sky Pool has gone viral on Twitter, and there’s a serious point being made

Some people are laughing, while others are angry.

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Hollie Richardson
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Housing

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?

Rear view of a woman looking out of a window
Housing

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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Woman in rented house
Housing

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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A house and a pile of money balancing on scales
Housing

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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Life

What is survival sex and why are so many women relying on it?

The pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on women in dark ways.

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Hollie Richardson
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London houses
Housing

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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Worried woman
Housing

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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Hollie Richardson
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So, how does homeownership really affect potential new relationships?

Experts explain the thinking behind it.

Woman looking at renting website.
Housing

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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Money

“Why do I live a life I know I can’t afford?”

Let’s get frank about debt.

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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
Housing

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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Living with flatmates in lockdown.
Wellbeing

How to get through lockdown 2.0 in a flatshare

Wellbeing experts share their top tips.

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Hollie Richardson
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A pair of house keys
Housing

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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Renting during the pandemic:
Life

What private renters need to know about evictions and the “winter truce”

All your big renting questions answered.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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What does the recession mean for private renters in the UK?

Experts help explain.

Renting
Life

“I got on the property ladder at age 26 and just two years later, I had no choice but to sell”

I received inheritance from my deceased father to buy my dream flat. Now I am selling it, I feel like I've failed him.

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Bethany Fulton
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