Housing crisis

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

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for decades. 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.

What should Liz Truss do in their first 100 days do to tackle the housing crisis?
Housing

What should Liz Truss do in their first 100 days do to tackle the housing crisis?

Here’s what Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss need to do in their first 100 days at 10 Downing Street to get to grips with housing and homelessness.

Housing activists launch campaign calling for Airbnb regulation
Airbnb

Housing activists launch campaign calling for Airbnb regulation

The campaign will lobby government to give councils in England the power to refuse homes being converted into Airbnbs.

Campaigners hold fake award ceremony outside landlord’s office over £200-a-month rent hike
RENTING

Campaigners hold fake award ceremony outside landlord’s office over £200-a-month rent hike

Cornwall’s second homeowners urged to donate £5.4million in energy rebates
News

Cornwall’s second homeowners urged to donate £5.4million in energy rebates

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Major building society says it will stop offering mortgages on second homes
Second homes

Major building society says it will stop offering mortgages on second homes

Government urged to step in following cyber attack at UK’s biggest housing association
Housing Associations

Government urged to step in following cyber attack at UK’s biggest housing association

First-time buyers have seen house prices surge three times faster than before Covid
Housing

First-time buyers have seen house prices surge three times faster than before Covid

Right to Buy: Fewer than half of homes sold off in the last year have been replaced
Right to Buy

Right to Buy: Fewer than half of homes sold off in the last year have been replaced

‘We’ve had no sleep and the kids are off school’: Life in crowded rental homes during a 40C heatwave
UK HEATWAVE

‘We’ve had no sleep and the kids are off school’: Life in crowded rental homes during a 40C heatwave

Holiday lets outnumber homes to rent by 100 to 1 in UK’s staycation hotspots
Holiday homes

Holiday lets outnumber homes to rent by 100 to 1 in UK’s staycation hotspots

My life on the frontline of Britain’s housing crisis
Charmain Bynoe

My life on the frontline of Britain’s housing crisis

Revealed: At least 30,000 people have waited 10 years for social housing
Social housing

Revealed: At least 30,000 people have waited 10 years for social housing

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Why second homes are a problem for housing in the UK
Second homes

Why second homes are a problem for housing in the UK

Will 50-year mortgages help tackle the housing crisis?
Home ownership

Will 50-year mortgages help tackle the housing crisis?

MPs are three times more likely to own a second home than the general public
Second homes

MPs are three times more likely to own a second home than the general public

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze
Renting

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze

The Welsh government is now offering to buy homes affected by the cladding crisis
Building Safety Crisis

The Welsh government is now offering to buy homes affected by the cladding crisis

Three quarters of Brits back rent controls to solve England’s housing crisis
Renting

Three quarters of Brits back rent controls to solve England’s housing crisis

Help to Build scheme asks Brits to tackle the housing crisis – but ‘won’t reach those in need’
Housing crisis

Help to Build scheme asks Brits to tackle the housing crisis – but ‘won’t reach those in need’

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’

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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’

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

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