Housing crisis

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?
Renting

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?

As Zoopla and Rightmove report record average rent rises, The Big Issue looks at whether renters face more surges as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households.

Boris Johnson’s plans to expand Right to Buy housing scheme labelled ‘baffling and unworkable’
Housing crisis

Boris Johnson’s plans to expand Right to Buy housing scheme labelled ‘baffling and unworkable’

The prime minister has announced an expansion of the right to buy scheme and plans to allow benefits to contribute towards mortgages.

Lack of affordable housing leaves councils struggling to help families facing homelessness
Homelessness

Lack of affordable housing leaves councils struggling to help families facing homelessness

Without 90,000 social homes every year for the next 15 years, councils can’t help people facing homelessness, charity Crisis has warned.

40% of landlords say they would not rent out their property to people on benefits
Renting

40% of landlords say they would not rent out their property to people on benefits

The Church of England is getting into homebuilding to ‘turn the tide of the housing crisis’
Housing

The Church of England is getting into homebuilding to ‘turn the tide of the housing crisis’

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Family of 5 accused of ‘deliberately’ living in a tiny studio flat win High Court battle
Housing crisis

Family of 5 accused of ‘deliberately’ living in a tiny studio flat win High Court battle

Michael Gove vows to get tough with social housing landlords in warning over horror homes
Social Housing

Michael Gove vows to get tough with social housing landlords in warning over horror homes

A man who built a wooden house on a London pavement has now been given a place to stay
Homelessness

A man who built a wooden house on a London pavement has now been given a place to stay

Homeless man who built wooden house on pavement: ‘People understand I’m just in a bad situation’
Housing

Homeless man who built wooden house on pavement: ‘People understand I’m just in a bad situation’

The number of ‘no-fault’ evictions being handed out to renters is now 30% higher than pre-Covid
Renting

The number of ‘no-fault’ evictions being handed out to renters is now 30% higher than pre-Covid

Housing crisis update: A man has now built a wooden house on a London pavement
Housing crisis

Housing crisis update: A man has now built a wooden house on a London pavement

Soaring cost of construction materials could impact home building
Housing

Soaring cost of construction materials could impact home building

Right to Buy: Boris Johnson’s plan to extend scheme branded the ‘opposite of what the country needs’
Right to Buy

Right to Buy: Boris Johnson’s plan to extend scheme branded the ‘opposite of what the country needs’

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The value of UK housing grew by £1m every minute in 2021
Housing market

The value of UK housing grew by £1m every minute in 2021

Labour Party told to commit to making decent housing a human right
Housing

Labour Party told to commit to making decent housing a human right

Twice as many women as men are living in London’s temporary accommodation
Temporary Accommodation

Twice as many women as men are living in London’s temporary accommodation

Why does the UK have a housing crisis?
Housing

Why does the UK have a housing crisis?

Sadiq Khan demands improvements to London’s social homes with 1 in 7 not meeting basic standards
Social housing

Sadiq Khan demands improvements to London’s social homes with 1 in 7 not meeting basic standards

Homelessness charity unveils new ‘innovative’ houses with capped rent
Affordable housing

Homelessness charity unveils new ‘innovative’ houses with capped rent

Rough sleepers to be offered homes in converted hotels and schools
Homelessness

Rough sleepers to be offered homes in converted hotels and schools

There are as many families waiting for social housing in Cornwall as there are holiday lets
Second homes

There are as many families waiting for social housing in Cornwall as there are holiday lets

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We spoke to mortgage experts about how much you need to earn to buy a house
Housing crisis

We spoke to mortgage experts about how much you need to earn to buy a house

The cladding crisis is disproportionately affecting young people
Cladding crisis

The cladding crisis is disproportionately affecting young people

Building the targeted 300,000 homes a year ‘may not be enough to end housing crisis’
Housing

Building the targeted 300,000 homes a year ‘may not be enough to end housing crisis’

Strictly’s Greg Wise has a plan to solve the housing crisis
Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly’s Greg Wise has a plan to solve the housing crisis

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else
Housing

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else

Family left with sewage running down kitchen walls for months
Housing

Family left with sewage running down kitchen walls for months

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
Opinion

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year
Housing

Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year

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