Theresa May pushes for homeownership but says ‘no shame in renting’

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the government is “rewriting the rules on planning” to help developers and local authorities build more properties – restoring the dream of homeownership – but added that there...

‘Renters in for a rough ride’ in 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018 | News

Rising rents and an increasing number of households renting meant that 2017 was a record year for rent, with the total rent bill rising to £1.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Countrywide.

Rise in families renting privately

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

The number of households renting privately has risen by 74% in the past 10 years (2006 to 2016/17), with the number of families in private rented accommodation rising significantly, according to the latest government figures...

Rental round-up: ‘Mixed picture’ as London rents start to pick up

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | News

While 2017 ended on a more positive note for landlords in the private rented sector, it was not such good news for tenants, particularly in London.

Government announces new crackdown on ‘rogue landlords’

Thursday, 28 December 2017 | News

Housing tenants will be relieved to hear that the government intends further crackdowns on ‘rogue landlords’, with a raft of new powers for councils.

Rental round-up: ‘Modest’ rental growth reported and rise of the accidental landlord

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 | News

A new quarterly index, which uses a database of millions of properties, has revealed that the average UK rent went up by just £11.55 or 1.51% between the third quarters of 2016 and 2017.

The most significant money stories of 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | Article

2017 has been a year full of ups and downs in the world of money. Here are the most significant stories, hand-picked by the Moneywise team.

‘Portfolio landlords’ the driving force behind buy to let

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

Tax reforms and tighter regulations for landlords have resulted in the growth of professional landlords and a slowdown in the private rented sector, analysis of official data has revealed.

Funny money: Fed up of urban living? Rent a room on the river Thames

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

If you’re looking for a room to rent that’s a bit out of the ordinary and like to be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of water lapping against your bedroom walls, then look no further than this vintage sailing barge on...

Rents are fairly static, with London still lagging

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 | News

Rents are still going up, but fairly slowly at between 0.5% and 1.5% over the year to October 2017, depending on which rental index you choose.