Renting

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.

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

Nicola Sturgeon announced the rent freeze as part of the annual Programme for Government just two months after MSPs rejected plans for one

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.

Campaigners hold fake award ceremony outside landlord’s office over £200-a-month rent hike
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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
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90% of rented homes in England unaffordable for people on housing benefit

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New PM must prevent soaring homelessness from becoming Tories’ ‘tragic legacy’
HOMELESSNESS

New PM must prevent soaring homelessness from becoming Tories’ ‘tragic legacy’

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

Estate agents caught saying they don’t rent homes to people on benefits
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Estate agents caught saying they don’t rent homes to people on benefits

‘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

Concern grows that rise in holiday lets is depriving communities of much-needed housing
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Concern grows that rise in holiday lets is depriving communities of much-needed housing

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

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

What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?
Renting

What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?

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Social landlords could face unlimited fines and ‘Ofsted-style’ inspections under new Social Housing Bill
Social housing

Social landlords could face unlimited fines and ‘Ofsted-style’ inspections under new Social Housing Bill

These pensioners are on a rent strike over surging service charges
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These pensioners are on a rent strike over surging service charges

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

‘They wanted pet rent’: Intense competition for a home leaves renters facing extraordinary demands
Renting

‘They wanted pet rent’: Intense competition for a home leaves renters facing extraordinary demands

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

5 ways to get help if you’re in a dispute with your landlord
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5 ways to get help if you’re in a dispute with your landlord

Michael Gove promises Renters’ Reform Bill will deliver ‘new deal for renters’
Renting

Michael Gove promises Renters’ Reform Bill will deliver ‘new deal for renters’

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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Section 21 notice: What is a no-fault eviction? Why are they being scrapped?
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Section 21 notice: What is a no-fault eviction? Why are they being scrapped?

Landlords are giving out ‘no-fault eviction’ notices every 7 minutes
Renting

Landlords are giving out ‘no-fault eviction’ notices every 7 minutes

Tenants ‘attacked’ outside London estate agent during eviction protest
Renting

Tenants ‘attacked’ outside London estate agent during eviction protest

Rented homes that pose a serious threat to health cost the NHS £340m a year
Renting

Rented homes that pose a serious threat to health cost the NHS £340m a year

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