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Renting
Renting

London tenants to be allowed pets as part of planned rental reform

The government has published plans to forbid landlords from imposing ‘blanket bans’ on tenants having pets in their properties. What are the new rules and when might they come into effect?

Renting

‘No fault’ evictions to be banned as part of Renters Reform Bill

Here’s what you should know about the end of Section 21 evictions.

Where to live

‘Berlin has given me a lifestyle I could never have in London’

Renting may be cheaper but it can take up to a year to find a long-term home warn Berliners

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Barcelona renting: ‘There are scams you have to be security conscious’

After a 43 per cent rent rise in six years, Barcelona introduced — and then reversed — rent controls. Here’s what Londoners need to know about living in the city

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Huge rent hikes force London tenants out of homes in ‘chaotic market’

Londoners tell of having to move house after their landlords hit them with huge rent hikes

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Top-end central London rents soar by nearly a third in a year

Strong demand combined with the ongoing supply squeeze has led to sky-rocketing rents in prime areas

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Can my landlord put my rent up? Your guide to tenants’ rights

London is a gruelling place to be a tenant. Get clued up on your rights, from knowing when a landlord can hike your rent, to where to look for help

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The cost of renting a room in every London borough, revealed

The most expensive and most cost-effective parts of London for renting a room, according to new ONS data.

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London renters face desperate struggle as number of homes down 44%

Numbers of homes to rent are down in all London boroughs as landlords pull out of the market

London

Ban on ‘no fault’ evictions expected to be unveiled in spring

Thousands of London households have been served with Section 21 eviction notices since the Government first pledged to ban them

Renting

London rents hit record high in drastic new cost of living squeeze

London asking rents have risen above pre-pandemic levels for the first time

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Meet the 24 year old shaking up the murky world of student renting

The rental platform plans to expand to 30 cities by next year

Property News

Trading up a rental flat now cheaper in London than it was a year ago

The price gap between one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes has narrowed by £15 in London over the last year.

Renting

London rents drop £34 as suburban and country homes still in demand

Fewer rural rentals and high demand are pushing up prices outside cities.

Property News

‘Pandemic home moves are the talk of the office’

While room rents are on the rise they are still well below pre-pandemic levels. Now’s the time to move back into the big smoke if you can.

Property News

Demand for pet-friendly UK rentals jumps 120% with lockdown puppy boom

The Government backs tenants’ rights to keep a pet but without legislation many landlords may still opt for no-pet agreements.

Renting

London rents cheaper than monthly cost of a mortgage using 10% deposit

The monthly cost of owning a home, if you’ve bought using a 10 per cent deposit, currently exceeds the cost of renting a comparable property in the capital for the first time since June 2017.

Where to live

How two friends moved from Tooting to Bristol without changing jobs

Renters are finding they no longer need an expensive home in the capital in the new WFH reality

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Why one couple swapped a Mile End house share for life in Amsterdam

When her boyfriend started remote working indefinitely, Emily realised working at her company’s Amsterdam office could be a realistic option

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Where renters can find the biggest reductions in reopening London

Now’s the time to search the market for rental reductions in some of London’s most sought-after, central locations.

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‘Magical’ flats with floating beds to launch in London co-living block

The 255 sq ft flats will launch at a new high end co-living development in Wembley this year

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Renters ‘face losing homes and damaged credit scores’ say landlords

The comments follow the government’s announcement that the ban on residential evictions will be extended until May 31

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My ceiling fell in two weeks ago — can we be evicted for complaining?

The letting agent has failed to fix the damage or find us alternative housing. What should we do?

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My search for a new flatmate in the middle of Lockdown 3

With IRL viewings currently far from ideal, here's what it’s like finding someone to live with amid Lockdown 3.

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Cost of renting in London continues to fall amid successive lockdowns

City centre rent drops are happening throughout the UK but London leads.

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1 in 7 London renters have fallen behind with payments during pandemic

One in seven London tenants are in arrears. Now pressure is growing for the Government to do more than delay evictions.

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Property guardianship helped For Sama doc maker win big at the Baftas

Edward Watts won a Bafta for his documentary For Sama while living in a derelict church — but the scheme's not for everyone