Housing

The housing crisis is one of the biggest problems facing youngsters today. Rents are rocketing, while it is harder than ever to get on to the housing ladder.

Sadiq Khan has promised to solve this, but there is a shortage of housing in London.

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Edinburgh University students are struggling to find accommodation

One in six Edinburgh University students unable to rent housing as planned, study suggests

15 days ago

All new houses will be sold as freehold under plans spearheaded by Michael Gove

All new houses to be sold as freehold properties as government pushes to end 'feudal' leasehold system

1 month ago

The number of people wanting to rent each home has risen to 25

25 renters chasing each home, as average monthly rent reaches record levels after soaring 12% in a year

1 month ago

The Housing Minister has said she is “feeling positive” about renter and leasehold reforms

Housing minister hints at reforms in coming weeks as she insists government hasn’t abandoned home ownership pledge

2 months ago

Some 500 cannabis plants were found in a property in Mill Hill Lane in 2019

Fully-equipped former five-bed cannabis farm to be sold at auction for £150,000

4 months ago

The government has vowed not to 'concrete over the countryside'

'We're not Mary Poppins, we're Bob the Builder': Michael Gove defends housebuilding record amid plans to expand cities

4 months ago

The government has vowed not to 'concrete over the countryside'

Michael Gove relaxes planning rules in England to create more homes in the 'heart of our cities'

4 months ago

Rishi Sunak will announce his new housing strategy today - but has vowed to not "concrete over the countryside" in efforts to fix the chronic shortage of dwellings in the UK

'We won't concrete over countryside': PM and Gove's new housing vow to build in cities in bid to end housing shortage

4 months ago

ULEZ-style requirements could scupper England's already-low housebuilding rate

Natural England could block new homes without ULEZ-style schemes in new blow to housing crisis

4 months ago

The AirBnb is believed to be in London

American tourist shocked to find London Airbnb is just a 'large-ish' bathroom with a bed in it

4 months ago

Tom and Caller on mortgages

Tories are going to 'collapse the economy' says Tom Swarbrick caller as mortgage bill support is scrapped

5 months ago

Housing is a bigger crisis for the Tories in an election year than lockdown dancing, says Rachel Johnson

Housing is Tories' 'biggest crisis' not lockdown dancing, says Rachel Johnson

5 months ago

Around 1.6 million fixed-rate mortgage deals are expected to expire in 2024

Average mortgage rate rises above six per cent for two-year fixed deal - as families warned they face no help

5 months ago

Allies of Jeremy Hunt ruled out any direct help for struggling homeowners

New mortgage fears as government rules out direct help while costs continue to spike

5 months ago

Housing secretary Michael Gove will oversee the new plans

British nationals to get 'priority over migrants' for council houses

5 months ago

Both Sacha Taylor-Cox and Merrisha Gordon have seen their rent go up in recent months

'I'm moving 20 miles away from my dream home because my landlord is increasing my rent by £600 - I'm devastated'

5 months ago