Falling Behind With Rent Should Result In Black Mark Against Tenants, Landlords Urge

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK

Falling behind with rent payments - even for just a few days - should affect tenants’ credit ratings, landlords have urged. The Residential Landlord...

Not Even Low Unemployment Can Ward Off The Scourge Of Homelessness As Rents Rise And Wage Growth Slows

Rhea Silva | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhea Silva

Official figures show homelessness is rising. Against a backdrop of low unemployment yet slowing wage growth, there has been a 10% rise in the number of homeless households in England.

Dear Caroline Ansell: Housing

Ben Moore | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

Dear Caroline Ansell I haven't had a working shower for a week. I know this may seem like pretty small beer. You have bigger things to worry about. A...

These Chelsea Snobs Demonstrate Everything That is Wrong With the London Housing Market

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Banseka Kayembe

Earlier this week, E4 broadcast an interesting programme called "How to Live the Chelsea Life," about an exclusive, high-end house sharing company, which prides itself on only renting to aspirational, young, sociable people. And by interesting, I mean it made me want to pour sulphuric acid directly into my retinas.

If You Want to Change the Government's Mind, Petitions Are Not the Answer

Richard Lambert | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Richard Lambert

Since the Budget in July - where the Chancellor proposed to restrict mortgage interest relief for individual residential landlords to the basic rate o...

We Must Change the Law to Better Protect Tenants

Phil Buckle | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Homes in the private rented sector in England are worse than in any other, with a third of properties failing to meet basic standards and a sixth of renters, or 1.2 million adults, reporting problems with electricity in the last year...

Meth Heads on Quad Bikes

Declan Curran | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Declan Curran

I love cars. I can't help it really; my father had me driving a 1949 Austin to school mere days after passing my driving test. This was a pretty unique set of wheels for a 17-year old to commandeer, and it's been a twisted love affair with the automobile ever since...

Landlords to Police Immigration? Don't be Daft

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Hutchinson

It's clear the Government is trying to get to the root of the issue - immigrants need accommodation, so go to the source - but there are several problems with this proposal.

Why Our National Obsession With Home Ownership Has to End

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Matt Hutchinson

Aspiring to own is as much a part of our national DNA as tea, obsessing about the weather or losing on penalties. It's ingrained in our cultural psyche as a right rather than a hope but, with such a massive portion of the population renting and ownership in decline, isn't it time we learned to think differently?

Top Tips For First Time Landlords

Stephen Maunder | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

Letting out your property for the first time can be a daunting task. There is, however, plenty of advice out there for first time landlords, so don't fret. Here's a few top tips to get you started.

Don't Upset the Landlord: Six Top Tips for Tenants

Stephen Maunder | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

One of the most important elements of renting any property is the relationship between you and your landlord. While horror stories do exist, they are thankfully very rare. By following these handy tips, tenants can help to minimise any prospective issues with their landlords.

Eight Questions Tenants Should Ask Their New Landlords Before Moving in

Stephen Maunder | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
Stephen Maunder

Finding a property to rent can be a daunting task, and after all the appointments, viewings and offers you are sure to be relieved once you have finally secured your ideal home. Your attentions can now be focused on moving in, but before you consider how to get that piano through the door, there are a few things you should find out from your landlord.

A Guide to Council Tax for 2013/14

Stephen Maunder | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK
Stephen Maunder

In truth, Council Tax is up there with sprouts, MOTs and queueing among the most frustrating things in everyday life, so here's a brief guide to some of the changes in 2013/14 and a few tips to make Council Tax as painless as possible.

Lucy Sherriff

'We Would Have Been Dead In 10 Minutes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Liverpool University have started naming and shaming a local housing agency because they feel they're being forced to live in poor, and so...

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off By Your Landlord

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student has described how she fought tooth and nail to get her money back from a lettings agency who "tricked" her into signing legally binding form...

A Quarter Feel They've Been 'Ripped Off' By Letting Agents

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Almost a quarter of people feel they have been "ripped off" at some point in their lives by letting agents' charges, research from Shelter has found. ...

Four In Ten Renters Unable To Save

PA | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

Four in 10 people living in rental accommodation cannot afford to save anything for a deposit to buy their own home, as high living costs and loan rep...