UK Housing Crisis

Private Rental Market in Tatters for Both Tenant and Landlord

Stacey Lucas | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Should all landlords across the UK be subject to a government wide accreditation scheme in order to qualify for 'landlord' status and should tenants be registered?

Are You Afraid That You Could Lose Your Home? You're Not Alone

Adam van Lohuizen | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Adam van Lohuizen

Last year alone, 360,000 people visited our website, seeking out advice on how to deal with repossession and eviction, representing a 23% increase in visits compared to the year before. In 2014-15, there were over 180,000 claims lodged in the court system to evict households. That's over 180,000 letters from the courts sent to households across England, telling over 400,000 people that court action may be taken to remove them from their home. To put it in context - every hour 50 people are at risk of losing their home. These claims resulted in almost 100,000 renters being forcibly evicted from their homes - the highest level in at least 15 years.

Would You Find A £2,800 A Month Flat 'Affordable'? Boris Thinks So

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has come under fire amid reports he is set to approve plans for 98 "affordable" flats that could cost up to £2,800 to rent. The Lond...

'Independence Could Wipe £31,000 Off Average House Price In Scotland'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to another UK housing market crash that wipes £31,000 off the average house price in Scotland, leading property webs...

Rents On The Rise As Housing Eats Up More Of Your Income

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Millions of Britons are feeling the pinch as they see more than half of their disposable income gobbled up by rent or mortgage payments, according to ...

House Prices Have Not Soared This Much In A Month Since 2002

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

House prices in the UK have recorded their strongest monthly uplift since 2002, with a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464, Halifax has repor...

Say Yes to Homes to Solve Our Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We have plenty of land - despite what some people will tell you. As a nation, we can afford to make the investment which puts people back to work, is good for the economy and which delivers great homes. It will take time but it is possible. So why are we not building?