Renting

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.

Renters expected to get a better deal under Housing White Paper

Monday, 06 February 2017 | News

Renters are expected to be favoured in a government Housing White Paper due out tomorrow.

Rental round-up: Demand for London cools

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | News

For the fifth month running, private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain (excluding London) rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to December 2016, according to latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Tenants outside London spend more than half their take-home pay on rent

Monday, 09 January 2017 | News

The average rent in the UK paid for a home outside the capital reached a record £750 per month in December, with tenants now paying more than half of their take-home pay on rent, new research has revealed.

Housing crisis fuels workers’ poverty

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

One in eight workers in the UK is now living in poverty as a result of the high cost of renting, new research has revealed.

London's Generation Rent can't afford to start a family

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | News

Renting a home in the capital is so expensive that couples are spending 55% of their combined average monthly salary – that’s £2,460 – on renting the average three-bedroom house, new research has revealed.

Rents rise by 2.3% over 12 months

Friday, 30 September 2016 | News

The rental market in England, Scotland and Wales is showing “signs of strength”, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Rents rise, but at a slower pace

Friday, 09 September 2016 | News

Rents rose by 3.1% in the year to August, taking the average price from £885 per month to £913, according to new data from specialist insurance provider HomeLet.

Landlords up rent to meet tax hikes

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | News

Tenants are already feeling the impact of tax changes aimed at buy-to-let landlords as rents went up by 3.5% in 2015, a new survey has revealed.