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The tenure trap

New official figures show stunning changes in housing in England. Here are a dozen examples of what’s happening. We already knew that the number of people who own their own home has shrunk rapidly, that the number of private renters has soared and created Generation Rent and that private renting has overtaken social renting. 688 more words

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Getting real

A technical change to an official index undermines everything that ministers have been telling us about private rents.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its latest  104 more words

Housing Benefit

Southwark's housing crisis

Peckham was my first port of call when I moved into London. So it was nice to return there to talk to Southwark Green Party about housing last night. 962 more words

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Private renters - What choice(s) do we have?

Hannah Fearn recently focused on the Residental Landlords’ Association’s call to politicians to back regulations they feel will increase properties and raise standards in the PRS. 649 more words

Winners and losers

So buy to let landlords made £177 billion from rising house prices over the last five years – and that does not include rental income. 141 more words

Housing Benefit

The return of rent control?

An idea that was supposedly buried a generation ago is rising rapidly up the housing policy agenda.

Last year saw modest proposals by Labour for rent regulation within three-year tenancies in the private rented sector. 128 more words

Private Renting

10 things about 2014: part 2

The final part of my look back at the issues I’ve been blogging about this year also looks forward to 2015.

6) Maybe to homes… 123 more words

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