Housing

Haringey Council Sets Up Its Own Lettings Agency

Haringey Council Sets Up Its Own Lettings Agency

Promises an end to rip-off fees. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Caroline Pidgeon Launches Policies To Help Private Renters

Caroline Pidgeon Launches Policies To Help Private Renters

Mayoral candidate wants to register landlords and scrap fees. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates

Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates

Housing hustings on 29 March. | By Londonist Staff
Hackney Homeless Get Their Own Currency

Hackney Homeless Get Their Own Currency

New note designed by street artist Stik. | By Victoria Thomas
Let's Build Pop-Up Housing
Opinion

Let's Build Pop-Up Housing

A way to get genuinely low cost homes built, and quickly. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London Is Set To Lose Over 7,000 Social Rent Homes

London Is Set To Lose Over 7,000 Social Rent Homes

Not enough new homes built to replace those knocked down. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Brownfield Land Won't Be Enough To Solve London's Housing Crisis
Opinion

Brownfield Land Won't Be Enough To Solve London's Housing Crisis

We're going to need to talk about building homes on the green belt. | By Sam Bowman
Councils Get Funds To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Councils Get Funds To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Help to crack down on illegal and substandard homes. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Sleeping Rough In London Needn’t Mean It’s Game Over

Sleeping Rough In London Needn’t Mean It’s Game Over

Centrepoint’s short film challenges the stereotypes. | By Ioanna Karavela
Could You Build Your Own Home?

Could You Build Your Own Home?

New exhibition celebrates self-build pioneer architect Walter Segal. | By Rachel Holdsworth ★★★☆☆
Housing Horrors: This Is Private Property Reviewed

Housing Horrors: This Is Private Property Reviewed

Down the renting rabbit hole. | By Stuart Black ★★★☆☆
Housing Estates To Be Regenerated Under Government Plans

Housing Estates To Be Regenerated Under Government Plans

Tenants promised they won't be 'socially cleansed'. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Government Plans To Build New Homes, But Watch The Small Print

Government Plans To Build New Homes, But Watch The Small Print

Old Oak Common in the news again. | By Rachel Holdsworth
What's The Cheapest Property To Buy In London?

What's The Cheapest Property To Buy In London?

And would you actually want to live in it? | By Rachel Holdsworth
7,500 People Slept Rough In London In 2015

7,500 People Slept Rough In London In 2015

The housing crisis bites. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Petition Launched To Save Former Home Of Luke Howard 'Namer Of Clouds'

Petition Launched To Save Former Home Of Luke Howard 'Namer Of Clouds'

Only building in Tottenham to bear an English Heritage blue plaque is in a severe state of disrepair. | By Kyra Hanson
Why Does Camden Have London's Lowest Homelessness Numbers?

Why Does Camden Have London's Lowest Homelessness Numbers?

We found out. | By BethPH
Government Proposes Building On The Green Belt

Government Proposes Building On The Green Belt

Right idea, wrong homes. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Is London A Good Place To Retire?

Is London A Good Place To Retire?

Forget the countryside. | By Londonist
Cressingham Gardens Wins Crucial Battle In High Court

Cressingham Gardens Wins Crucial Battle In High Court

Council ordered back to the drawing board. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Risky and confusing strategies appear to abound. | By Londonist
What The Monopoly Board Looks Like With Today's London Rental Prices

What The Monopoly Board Looks Like With Today's London Rental Prices

On the 80th anniversary of the capitalist board game. | By Londonist
First TfL Homes Plan Unveiled

First TfL Homes Plan Unveiled

Three sites in London to be developed. | By James Drury
Go On, How Much Do You Think London's Most Expensive Rented House Costs?

Go On, How Much Do You Think London's Most Expensive Rented House Costs?

This is ridiculous. | By Rachel Holdsworth
More Housing Help Needed For Londoners On Middle Incomes

More Housing Help Needed For Londoners On Middle Incomes

New report calls for action on London's 'hollowing out'. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London's Rising Rents In Charts

London's Rising Rents In Charts

Line graphs of doom. | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Much Does It Cost To Buy Outside London?

How Much Does It Cost To Buy Outside London?

Or should you bite the bullet and buy here? | By BethPH
Can Students Really Afford To Live And Study In London?

Can Students Really Afford To Live And Study In London?

Accommodation costs are soaring, say unions. | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Much Does It Cost To Rent Outside London?

How Much Does It Cost To Rent Outside London?

Cheaper areas actually not that cheap after all. | By BethPH
Why Generation Rent Is Worst For Children

Why Generation Rent Is Worst For Children

Too often we hear about young adults, but rarely families. | By Londonist
27% Of Londoners Live In Poverty

27% Of Londoners Live In Poverty

Cost of private rents to blame. | By James Drury
TfL Announces Plan To Raise £3.4bn By Building 10,000 Homes

TfL Announces Plan To Raise £3.4bn By Building 10,000 Homes

Brownfield sites to be developed. | By James Drury
Decide Where To Live In London Using The Coffee And Chicken Method

Decide Where To Live In London Using The Coffee And Chicken Method

Oddball data study shows desirable hotspots. | By M@
The State Of Housing In London: Two New Reports

The State Of Housing In London: Two New Reports

Poverty and bad landlords. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Are Self-Build Homes The Answer To London's Housing Crisis?

Are Self-Build Homes The Answer To London's Housing Crisis?

The capital should start building for smallness. | By Londonist
6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe
Opinion

6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

If you hate gentrification, there are better issues. | By Rachel Holdsworth
"We're Just In The Way": Tenants On The West Kensington Estate Speak Out

"We're Just In The Way": Tenants On The West Kensington Estate Speak Out

Living with the Earls Court redevelopment. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Earls Court Is A Case Study In Bad Regeneration

Earls Court Is A Case Study In Bad Regeneration

Dave Hill reviews a development dog's breakfast. | By Londonist
How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

Get familiar with 'selective licensing'. | By James FitzGerald
Radical Solutions To London's Housing Crisis

Radical Solutions To London's Housing Crisis

Cities in the sky, floating flats and metropolis on the M25. | By Kyra Hanson
How London's Housing Crisis Created A One-Star Show

How London's Housing Crisis Created A One-Star Show

When Diane Spencer met Nancy Dell'Olio. | By Ben Venables
London's Wharves Could Provide New Sites For Homes

London's Wharves Could Provide New Sites For Homes

Property consultancy reckons 25,000 new homes could go up riverside. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Ranting, Reggae And A Rallying Cry Against Gentrification

Ranting, Reggae And A Rallying Cry Against Gentrification

More Sleaford Mods, less Little Mix. | By Kyra Hanson
New Starter Homes Will Be Unaffordable For Most Londoners

New Starter Homes Will Be Unaffordable For Most Londoners

Government initiative not that cheap. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active

Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active

Help Generation Rent fight for tenants' rights. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Campaigners Create 'Show Home' To Demonstrate Regeneration Alternative

Campaigners Create 'Show Home' To Demonstrate Regeneration Alternative

Beautifying the boarded-up at Sweets Way. | By BethPH
Renters: Longer Tenancies And Better Conditions, Coming Soon

Renters: Longer Tenancies And Better Conditions, Coming Soon

Build to Rent is taking off in London. | By Rachel Holdsworth
The Hidden Truths Behind Shared Ownership

The Hidden Truths Behind Shared Ownership

If it looks too good to be true... | By Londonist
David Lammy: "The Danger For London Is That It Becomes A Permanently Divided City"

David Lammy: "The Danger For London Is That It Becomes A Permanently Divided City"

Labour MP talks housing. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

Council furious as development plans get closer. | By BethPH
Could You Solve London's Housing Problems?

Could You Solve London's Housing Problems?

Competition seeks fresh thinking. | By James Drury
15 Reasons Why Flatsharing In London Is A Good Idea

15 Reasons Why Flatsharing In London Is A Good Idea

Renting made more affordable and sociable. | Sponsor
Is Your MP A Landlord In London?

Is Your MP A Landlord In London?

Find out which MPs want your rent money. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Inheritance Tax Rise, Benefit Cuts Will Only Make Housing Inequality Worse

Inheritance Tax Rise, Benefit Cuts Will Only Make Housing Inequality Worse

Budget will be great news if you already have money. | By Rachel Holdsworth
50 Years Of The London Boroughs: Housing

50 Years Of The London Boroughs: Housing

Archive photos of London living. | By Londonist Staff
£90m 'Stolen' From London Under Right To Buy

£90m 'Stolen' From London Under Right To Buy

Should that money be put back into housebuilding? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Over 48,000 London Households Are Homeless And Living In Temporary Accommodation

Over 48,000 London Households Are Homeless And Living In Temporary Accommodation

Homelessness still rising here in the capital. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Flatsharers: How Do You Pick Where To Live In London?

Flatsharers: How Do You Pick Where To Live In London?

Safety, cleanliness, good pubs, or parks? | Sponsor
London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards

London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards

Grand designs. | By Zoe Craig
London Has Built Just 13,585 Extra Affordable Homes Since 2008

London Has Built Just 13,585 Extra Affordable Homes Since 2008

City Hall building being offset by demolition. | By Rachel Holdsworth
9,000 New Homes Planned For Old Oak Common

9,000 New Homes Planned For Old Oak Common

And a spruced-up canal, too. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Letting Agent Fees: Massive Variations, And Not Even Meeting Legal Standards

Letting Agent Fees: Massive Variations, And Not Even Meeting Legal Standards

Research from Waltham Forest paints a depressing picture. | By Rachel Holdsworth
House Prices In Newham, Lewisham, Enfield Rising By More Than 16% A Year

House Prices In Newham, Lewisham, Enfield Rising By More Than 16% A Year

The housing crisis ripple effect. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Low Income? Living In Outer London Isn't Even An Option Any More

Low Income? Living In Outer London Isn't Even An Option Any More

We've done some maths. | By Rachel Holdsworth
It'll Take 100 Years To Hit London Rental Standard Target Says Labour

It'll Take 100 Years To Hit London Rental Standard Target Says Labour

Sign-up slow-down. | By James Drury
What Effect Will The New Government Have On London's Housing?

What Effect Will The New Government Have On London's Housing?

What will the Tories do? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Is London Really The Most Expensive City To Live In?

Is London Really The Most Expensive City To Live In?

Comparing the cost of living. | By Londonist
Wandsworth Council Offers Tenants Up To £5,000 To Move To Birmingham

Wandsworth Council Offers Tenants Up To £5,000 To Move To Birmingham

Why? Because we're running out of houses. | By Rachel Holdsworth
What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

Everyone wants your vote. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

Bid to take record number of seats. | By James Drury
The Scandal Of Those Forgotten By The Housing Crisis

The Scandal Of Those Forgotten By The Housing Crisis

Moving stories from those most vulnerable. | By Londonist
Finally, Someone's Said It: Developers Up Yours

Finally, Someone's Said It: Developers Up Yours

Postcards parody developer-speak. | By Tabish Khan
Why Tories' New Right To Buy Plan Will Be A Disaster For London
Opinion

Why Tories' New Right To Buy Plan Will Be A Disaster For London

Selling off low cost housing is a BAD THING. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Centre For London Asks: Do London's MPs Care About Housing?

Centre For London Asks: Do London's MPs Care About Housing?

It's a big issue. Do our MPs get it? | By Londonist
Housing Protestors And Anarchist Squatters Occupy Admiralty Arch

Housing Protestors And Anarchist Squatters Occupy Admiralty Arch

Grade I building is set to be luxury hotel. | By James Drury
Could Housing Swing Some Swing Seats?

Could Housing Swing Some Swing Seats?

Renter power at work? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Design-Your-Own Homes Given Go-Ahead

Design-Your-Own Homes Given Go-Ahead

Customise in Custom House. | By James Drury
Even More Tall Buildings For London

Even More Tall Buildings For London

263 towers now in the works. | By M@
What's Happening At Nine Elms?

What's Happening At Nine Elms?

We've been talking to the team behind the development. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Aylesbury Estate Residents Fight 'Social Cleansing'

Aylesbury Estate Residents Fight 'Social Cleansing'

Residents pressured to accept below market value for homes. | By BethPH
How Corrupt Is The Property Market In Your Borough?

How Corrupt Is The Property Market In Your Borough?

Offshore companies used to obscure dodgy dealings. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Southwark Tube Station To Get 300 New Homes in TfL Property Deal

Southwark Tube Station To Get 300 New Homes in TfL Property Deal

Joint partnership with Development Securities. | By BethPH
Rough Sleeping Increases 37% Over The Last Year

Rough Sleeping Increases 37% Over The Last Year

Charities blame benefit cuts. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Council Wants To 'Decant' East London Residents Over Tower Refurbishment

Council Wants To 'Decant' East London Residents Over Tower Refurbishment

Cuts to social housing in E11. | By BethPH
Nine Zones In London Earmarked For Housing Boost

Nine Zones In London Earmarked For Housing Boost

Infrastucture investment ahoy. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Six Arrests Over Aylesbury Eviction Protest

Six Arrests Over Aylesbury Eviction Protest

Regeneration sparks accusations of social cleansing. | By BethPH
Rent Control: Arguments For And Against

Rent Control: Arguments For And Against

What will really help bring down rents? | By Londonist
London Tenants 'Forced Into Homelessness'

London Tenants 'Forced Into Homelessness'

Greater numbers seek help from councils. | By BethPH
Campaign For 'Pop Up Tenancies' To Help Housing Crisis

Campaign For 'Pop Up Tenancies' To Help Housing Crisis

Short term licenced squats, not cupcake shops. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Rule Change Means Developers Pay Less Towards Affordable Housing

Rule Change Means Developers Pay Less Towards Affordable Housing

Even the developers think it's stupid. | By Rachel Holdsworth