renting

It’s time qualifications for estate agents became mandatory

25 April 2017 12:16

I’ll never forget the estate agent who tried to flog me my first flat. As I waited on the kerb in…

The UK housing market is in ‘neutral gear’

20 April 2017 12:42

Mortgage Freedom Day. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Just imagine: no mortgage. I wonder what that…

Greedy landlords: nearly a third of deposit complaints won by tenants

12 April 2017 11:20

Let’s face it, us Brits have a dirty habit. We’re obsessed with property. We own much more of it than…

Crackdown on rogue landlords comes into force

7 April 2017 10:49

If you’ve ever rented a property, chances are you’ve a horror story or two up your sleeve. I remember the…

Rent increases are a problem in London – but not, really, for the rest of Britain

28 October 2016 12:18

When I made my Dispatches documentary about generational inequality for Channel 4, I was struck by how many of the…

Home-ownership is a healthy obsession, we just need to make it easier for people to buy

23 August 2016 10:53

When I was a child a woman visited our home every Friday night. My mother gave her money fresh from…

The housing crisis was Sadiq Khan’s secret weapon

7 May 2016 8:57

As Isabel Hardman wrote yesterday, many interpret Labour’s failure to fail on a bigger scale in yesterday’s election results as the…

Housing

Counting the cost of becoming a nation of renters

6 April 2016 10:16

Proof, if proof was needed, earlier this week that property prices in the capital are out of control. Research by Savills…