Renting

Renting ‘increases risk of depression’

People who rent their homes for longer have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of well-being, according to a university study.

Rental round-up: Rents go up but tenants have more choice

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

Tenants may have a greater choice of rental properties to move to, but – with the exception of HomeLet, which reports rents falling by 0...

Low paid staff work until lunchtime just to pay their rent

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Brits earning between £16,000 and £23,000 a year have to work for 15 hours of their working week just to pay their rent, research by Shelter has revealed.

Rental round-up: cheaper to rent than to buy in London

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Research by property portal Zoopla suggests it is cheaper to rent than to buy a property in over half (54%) of UK cities.

City Survivors: It’s about time Generation Rent got some good news

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Here’s a statement that’ll either make you laugh or cry, or possibly both – millennials face an average wait of 59 years before they have enough in savings to get on the London property ladder.

Rental round-up for March: good news for tenants as rent rise slows

Thursday, 27 April 2017 | News

It’s good news for tenants as rents are rising at a slower pace in the UK with a wider choice of properties on offer. Londoners, in particular, have witnessed a slowdown in rental growth.

Wanted: young professional to live rent-free for a year in London

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Rising rents and unaffordable house prices are two things I often bemoan in my City...

Generation Rent save for up to 10 years for a deposit on their first home

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Almost a quarter of first-time buyers have to wait up to 10 years to build up a deposit for their home, according to new research.

Rising rents hit vulnerable tenants

Thursday, 09 March 2017 | News

Tenants on benefits are being pushed out of the private housing market due to rising rents, according to a new survey.

One in five people rent privately as homeownership falls

Friday, 03 March 2017 | News

The number of homeowners has fallen this year while more people are renting privately, according to a new government report.

Rental round-up: Mixed message on whether rents will rise

Monday, 20 February 2017 | News

Tenants could see rent go up faster than house price growth over the next five years, according to a new survey.