Renting

Podcast: Trapped

Help me I can’t move.

“The rent has increased by 80 per cent, but the mould still keeps coming back”

Why do renters back rent controls? It’s a mystery.

Could a housing court fix the UK’s rental woes?

Reaching the steps of the courthouse is uncommon for most renters looking to address a housing case.

London’s councils spend £22m a year renting back homes they used to own. It’s time to scrap Right To Buy

Over 40 per cent of homes sold ended up in the hands of private landlords.

Rent controls are popular – but backing them is still a big gamble for Sadiq Khan

The mayor lacks the power, and the election is a long way off.

A brief guide to all the terrible homes I have ever rented

Oh thank you Mister Landlord for this hole in the ground.

“Enforce the laws we have before creating new ones”: why landlords object to plans for longer tenancies

The policy director of the Residential Landlords Association writes.

Here’s why government plans for longer tenancies don’t go far enough

“If the landlords want somewhere to live, they can rent.”

Here’s why rent control might make the housing crisis worse

To tackle the housing crisis, we need to build more houses.

The real losers of this election were landlords, apparently

Won’t someone think of the rentiers?

Autumn statement: Letting fees are awful, and Philip Hammond is right to ban them

A sad day for the noble guild of estate agents.

Here’s the case against regulating landlords

As told by, er, a landlord.

Could new “right to rent” immigration checks put domestic violence victims at risk?

“What will happen if you don't have that piece of paper?”

6 reasons why private renting sucks

Damp, cold, broke, sad and probably on fire.

Why the baby boomers owe it to us to back rent control

Part of the problem, part of the solution.