Listen carefully – above the polite tinkling of teacups and the clip-clip of pruning shears, you might hear the faint suggestion of a row brewing at that most English of events, the hardy annual that is the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show. 633 more words
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Londoners are publicly shaming their landlords over rip-off rent prices in a new online campaign. Renters shared their worst experiences of renting including horror stories of living with rats, cockroaches, damp and mould for upwards of 550 a month under the Vent Your Rent hashtag. 169 more words
Typical first time buyers will need to earn over £100,000 a year to afford to purchase their own property by 2020.
New research by housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, shows an increase of over a quarter on the £80k required for a typical mortgage today. 215 more words
Generation Rent – young people nowadays seem to be doomed to a lifetime of tenancy. According to the newspapers, London will become a city of tenants by 2025, and by that year, only a fourth of adults will own a home in the UK. 456 more words
Helping residents in the private rented sector
Over the past decade, the housing market has undergone an earthquake. With house prices out of reach in much of the country and a shortage of social housing, increasing numbers of people have no option but to rent from a private landlord. 578 more words