Housing

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?
Renting

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. 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.

Housing association took over a year to deal with complaint of home with ‘mice in every room’
Social housing

Housing association took over a year to deal with complaint of home with ‘mice in every room’

Social housing campaigner Kwajo Tweneboa says the ombudsman investigation into UK’s largest housing association Clarion will show “how bad things are”.

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’

Ministers detailed the Renters’ Reform Bill in the Queen’s Speech, promising to boost the standard of private rent homes and to scrap no-fault evictions after three-year wait.

Campaigners welcome social housing bill but warn there’s no quick fix for Britain’s horror homes
Social housing

Campaigners welcome social housing bill but warn there’s no quick fix for Britain’s horror homes

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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Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis donates land for social housing
Housing

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis donates land for social housing

Almost 20,000 affordable homes have been lost by converting office blocks into housing
Affordable housing

Almost 20,000 affordable homes have been lost by converting office blocks into housing

Soaring cost of construction materials could impact home building
Housing

Soaring cost of construction materials could impact home building

These people are ‘levelling up’ their area by renovating derelict homes and renting them out on the cheap
Community activism

These people are ‘levelling up’ their area by renovating derelict homes and renting them out on the cheap

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?
House Prices

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?

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’

What should you do if you receive an eviction notice?
Evictions

What should you do if you receive an eviction notice?

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

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

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Building Safety Crisis: Gove unveils £5bn package to remove dangerous cladding from homes
Cladding

Building Safety Crisis: Gove unveils £5bn package to remove dangerous cladding from homes

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

‘I misspoke’: Lord Pickles apologises for ‘indifferent’ Grenfell Tower Inquiry gaffe
Grenfell

‘I misspoke’: Lord Pickles apologises for ‘indifferent’ Grenfell Tower Inquiry gaffe

Your energy bills could still rise even if they are included in your rent
Energy crisis

Your energy bills could still rise even if they are included in your rent

End of controversial privatisation deal sees 4,000 social homes brought back under council control
Social housing

End of controversial privatisation deal sees 4,000 social homes brought back under council control

‘The land is worth more than the people’: East London residents unite to fight ‘slum landlord’
social housing

‘The land is worth more than the people’: East London residents unite to fight ‘slum landlord’

The value of UK housing grew by £1m every minute in 2021
Housing market

The value of UK housing grew by £1m every minute in 2021

Five things the government is doing to tackle rogue landlords
Housing

Five things the government is doing to tackle rogue landlords

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Spring Budget: We need to upgrade Britain’s leaky homes to insulate against the energy crisis
Aydin Dikerdem

Spring Budget: We need to upgrade Britain’s leaky homes to insulate against the energy crisis

‘I am scared of being homeless’: Residents protest over doubling of rents
Renting

‘I am scared of being homeless’: Residents protest over doubling of rents

‘My entire life is in that house’: 100 families still locked out of homes two months after Storm Malik
Housing

‘My entire life is in that house’: 100 families still locked out of homes two months after Storm Malik

The government is cutting support for struggling renters at the ‘worst possible time’
Renting

The government is cutting support for struggling renters at the ‘worst possible time’

Could refugees be housed in the seized mansions of Russian oligarchs? We asked a lawyer
Ukraine crisis

Could refugees be housed in the seized mansions of Russian oligarchs? We asked a lawyer

The UK’s first LGBTQ+ shelter needs a new home
LGBTQ+

The UK’s first LGBTQ+ shelter needs a new home

Labour Party told to commit to making decent housing a human right
Housing

Labour Party told to commit to making decent housing a human right

Some leaseholders will still face huge bills under Michael Gove’s cladding crisis plan, MPs warn
Building Safety

Some leaseholders will still face huge bills under Michael Gove’s cladding crisis plan, MPs warn

Climate advisers find ‘multiple’ risks of failure in government’s green homes plan
Green homes

Climate advisers find ‘multiple’ risks of failure in government’s green homes plan

Housing developers told they have one month to come up with cladding cash plan
Housing

Housing developers told they have one month to come up with cladding cash plan

Twice as many women as men are living in London’s temporary accommodation
Temporary Accommodation

Twice as many women as men are living in London’s temporary accommodation

House price rises are finally slowing, say property experts
Housing

House price rises are finally slowing, say property experts

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