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Setting a few things straight on the private renting front…


Part One

  1. Interviewer: ‘The beauty of renting though is that you’re entirely flexible…moving costs are low, all that kind of thing..’

In some cases it’s true that privately renting property does allow more flexibility than having a mortgage. 886 more words

Lib Dems stand up for leaseholders and tenants of rogue landlords

This story appeared in the March – April 2014 Forest Hill Focus

Private tenants and leaseholders would be able to rely on Lewisham Council’s support to resolve problems with landlords and freeholders under proposals put forward by the Lewisham Liberal Democrat council group. 360 more words

Why registration is the key for private renters

Can the votes of private renters swing the next election and move their concerns up the political agenda in the process?

The huge shift in housing tenure… 926 more words

Private Renting

Budget 2014: the next five years

Never mind today and tomorrow: what does the Budget mean for housing over the longer term?

As usual, some of the most revealing information comes not in the speech or the Treasury’s background documents but in the Economic and Fiscal Outlook published by the  46 more words

Housing Market

Making the move

Forced out of area moves are on the increase and they are not just happening in London.

The Oxford Times reports this week on cases of people being offered homes as far away in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Birmingham. 139 more words

Housing Benefit

Five years on

On today’s fifth anniversary of record low interest rates all the talk is about how savers have lost out to borrowers. It should also be about renters and owners. 48 more words

Housing Benefit

Double shift

Figures published today underline yet again the historic change in the way we are housed in England.

Headline results from the English Housing Survey for 2012-13 confirm not just one but two remarkable trends: there are now more private tenants than social tenants; and there are about to be more outright owners than people buying with a mortgage. 17 more words

Social Housing