Renting ‘increases risk of depression’

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 | News

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

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.

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...

Rents start to slow - with London feeling the pinch

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 | News

Rents in the UK were fairly static or started to fall during February, according to the main industry polls, with landlords hesitating to raise rents because of fears that tenants won’t find them affordable.

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.

City Survivors: Housing White Paper doesn’t do enough for first-time buyers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

The number of 25-year-old homeowners has plummeted by more than half in 20 years.

Plans revealed for 'fixing our broken housing market'

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | News

Plans for building more homes and improving conditions for Britain’s renters and leaseholders have been announced by the government in its White Paper, Fixing Our Broken Housing Market.

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.