Renting

Number of people sleeping rough for the first time in London increased by a third before Christmas
Rough sleeping

Number of people sleeping rough for the first time in London increased by a third before Christmas

The “disgraceful” rise in people sleeping rough means numbers are almost as high as they were before the pandemic

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?

With record average rent rises becoming the norm, The Big Issue looks at whether renters face more surges as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households.

Former Tory housing ministers agree Britain hasn’t built enough homes despite being in charge for 13 years
Housing crisis

Former Tory housing ministers agree Britain hasn’t built enough homes despite being in charge for 13 years

Sajid Javid, Brandon Lewis, Kit Malthouse and Simon Clarke have all led government efforts to build more homes but back report criticising British housebuilding.

Could a rent freeze be on the way?
RENTING

Could a rent freeze be on the way?

Bristol Council to ask government for powers to bring in rent controls as costs spiral
Renting

Bristol Council to ask government for powers to bring in rent controls as costs spiral

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There’s a letting agency actually trying to fix the housing crisis. Here’s how
Housing

There’s a letting agency actually trying to fix the housing crisis. Here’s how

Broken boiler left you with no heating or hot water? Here’s what to do if you rent
Housing

Broken boiler left you with no heating or hot water? Here’s what to do if you rent

Renting is up and home ownership down since 2011, according to latest Census data 
Renting

Renting is up and home ownership down since 2011, according to latest Census data 

Affordable housing is in short supply – here’s what other countries are doing about it
Housing

Affordable housing is in short supply – here’s what other countries are doing about it

What impact would a rent freeze have? Just ask tenants in Scotland
Rent freeze

What impact would a rent freeze have? Just ask tenants in Scotland

The disturbing parallels between Awaab Ishak’s death in Rochdale and the Grenfell Tower disaster
Awaab Ishak

The disturbing parallels between Awaab Ishak’s death in Rochdale and the Grenfell Tower disaster

What to do if you have damp and mould in your home
Housing advice

What to do if you have damp and mould in your home

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould
Housing

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould

Number of renters facing eviction at ‘highest level ever’
RENTING

Number of renters facing eviction at ‘highest level ever’

Liz Truss says she will honour Tory pledge to ban no-fault evictions after all
RENTING

Liz Truss says she will honour Tory pledge to ban no-fault evictions after all

Liz Truss may ‘betray renters’ and shelve manifesto promise to axe no-fault evictions
RENTING

Liz Truss may ‘betray renters’ and shelve manifesto promise to axe no-fault evictions

Landlords set to pass on mortgage rate hikes to tenants
Renting

Landlords set to pass on mortgage rate hikes to tenants

Scotland introduces rent freeze and eviction ban to protect tenants from cost of living crisis
Renting

Scotland introduces rent freeze and eviction ban to protect tenants from cost of living crisis

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?

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

90% of rented homes in England unaffordable for people on housing benefit
RENTING

90% of rented homes in England unaffordable for people on housing benefit

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Number of tenants being evicted by landlords for rent arrears is highest since records began
Renting

Number of tenants being evicted by landlords for rent arrears is highest since records began

Renters fear landlords will pass on biggest interest rates hike in 27 years
RENTING

Renters fear landlords will pass on biggest interest rates hike in 27 years

Liz Truss vows to make rent payments count in mortgage assessments if she’s named prime minister
Tory Leadership Race

Liz Truss vows to make rent payments count in mortgage assessments if she’s named prime minister

Record numbers of people faced homelessness due to ‘no-fault’ evictions at the start of 2022
Homelessness

Record numbers of people faced homelessness due to ‘no-fault’ evictions at the start of 2022