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

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

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Amy Beecham
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    Housing

    This is the average monthly cost of renting in the UK today - and it's a lot

  • Erin Daniels from Mega Mansion Hunters
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    “I’m set to do 3 million in deals this year”: Inside the UK’s answer to Selling Sunset

  • An important new government proposal will now make it easier for domestic violence survivors to move away from their abusers
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    Domestic violence survivors will now receive more support to safely leave their abusers

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Housing

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

The London Living Rent scheme is helping young people to save up and buy their first home.

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Alice Porter
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Housing

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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Rent and first-time buyer home prices have increased at the fastest rate on record since the pandemic
Housing

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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Amy Beecham
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Still living at home after lockdown? This is the key to maintaining independence

“I felt like I’d taken a huge step backwards.”

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

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.

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

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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Housing

“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
Housing

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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young woman moving into new rented home instead of buying a house
Housing

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?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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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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Hollie Richardson
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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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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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Housing

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?

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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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.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Housing

What does the future really look like for private renters?

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

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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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.

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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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