Housing

Islington Council Has Launched A Not For Profit Energy Company

Islington Council Has Launched A Not For Profit Energy Company

Tempted to switch?
Zone 1 homes close to the tube have risen by over 50% in 10 years

Zone 1 homes close to the tube have risen by over 50% in 10 years

Did you buy a house close to the tube in the 00s?
Estate agents' lies are exposed with this hilarious internet extension

Estate agents' lies are exposed with this hilarious internet extension

You'll be in fits of giggles, until it cuts that little bit too close to the bone.
We Meet The Londoners Living In A Shipping Container

We Meet The Londoners Living In A Shipping Container

Could you live in a shipping container?
Is This The Ugliest Building London Was Cursed With In 2017?

Is This The Ugliest Building London Was Cursed With In 2017?

We reckon Circus West had a lucky escape...
Check Out The Views From These London Apartments

Check Out The Views From These London Apartments

Those views though.
London Property Prices Dropped £12k In August...But Don't Expect It To Last

London Property Prices Dropped £12k In August...But Don't Expect It To Last

Though Crossrail continues to push up prices.
Habito Is Shaking Up The Mortgage Industry With Its Digital Advisor

Habito Is Shaking Up The Mortgage Industry With Its Digital Advisor

Habito Mortgage Broker is fee-free and available 24/7
One third of London house prices have been reduced - how does your borough fare?

One third of London house prices have been reduced - how does your borough fare?

One borough bucks the trend
Fancy Living In A Pad With Your Own Rooftop Allotment?

Fancy Living In A Pad With Your Own Rooftop Allotment?

"Whether it's firing up the terrace barbeque on a sunny weekend, settling in for a movie marathon in the communal lounge area, or bonding over fruit and veg on your own rooftop allotment, this development has done its best to combat the loneliness of
Charming memories of life by the green belt

Charming memories of life by the green belt

To what extent should we be sacrificing adequate and affordable housing in order to maintain this rather unremarkable ring?
In Pictures: London's Floating Homes

In Pictures: London's Floating Homes

Would you like to live in one of these London houseboats?
Check out these pictures of dreamy London apartments

Check out these pictures of dreamy London apartments

We are *so* not jealous.
How London's Colourful Houses Happened

How London's Colourful Houses Happened

One of Kentish Town's "worst streets for immorality" is now its best street for Instagrammers
It's Finally Getting Cheaper To Rent In London

It's Finally Getting Cheaper To Rent In London

Is the bubble finally bursting?
London has £12 billion worth of empty homes

London has £12 billion worth of empty homes

Kensington & Chelsea is the worst offender
Fancy Living Right By The Old BBC Rehearsal Rooms?

Fancy Living Right By The Old BBC Rehearsal Rooms?

Flat hunting? Rent one of these snazzy apartments
Could you share a flat with 500 other people? These Londoners do

Could you share a flat with 500 other people? These Londoners do

We spent the night at Old Oak.
Micro Homes: Rabbit Hutches, Or the Answer To Housing Shortage?

Micro Homes: Rabbit Hutches, Or the Answer To Housing Shortage?

How much space do you really need?
If you're single, it costs 56% more to live in London than the rest of the UK, says study

If you're single, it costs 56% more to live in London than the rest of the UK, says study

This is why your pay doesn't stretch too far.
More rooms = less rent? We looked at the data

More rooms = less rent? We looked at the data

Fewer rooms = less rent. Right?
Do you earn enough to live on your own? Click for map ->

Do you earn enough to live on your own? Click for map ->

Salary guidelines mapped.
London In The 1970s

London In The 1970s

The release of Star Wars was big news.
How much would #FictionalHomes such as 221B Baker Street cost in real life?

How much would #FictionalHomes such as 221B Baker Street cost in real life?

Dig deep, people.
Move To Edmonton Or Abbey Wood For Cheap Rent

Move To Edmonton Or Abbey Wood For Cheap Rent

"Rents in the St Paul's postcode EC4 rose by 40%. Although, come on, who actually lives there, aside from the Lord Mayor of London?"
The mock Tudor social housing estate

The mock Tudor social housing estate

There are other options to high rise flats.
In Pictures: Expensive London

In Pictures: Expensive London

Ouch.
Flagrant use of the definite article is one issue, wanton lack of imagination is another

Flagrant use of the definite article is one issue, wanton lack of imagination is another

Zzzzzz.
What's It Like To Be Homeless In London?

What's It Like To Be Homeless In London?

James Beavis was raising money and awareness for charity.
Londonist Out Loud: On The Cranbrook Estate

Londonist Out Loud: On The Cranbrook Estate

Why is the Cranbrook Estate so important?
In which boroughs have rents risen most in London?

In which boroughs have rents risen most in London?

If you still lie in Greenwich, well done
Is It Cheaper To Live Outside London And Travel In?

Is It Cheaper To Live Outside London And Travel In?

Find out if the leafy suburbs are more affordable.
The most popular places to stay on Airbnb are in the areas hardest hit by housing crisis

The most popular places to stay on Airbnb are in the areas hardest hit by housing crisis

Councils fears over housing shortages.
In Pictures: 6 Of London's Most Beautiful High Rises

In Pictures: 6 Of London's Most Beautiful High Rises

Love them or hate them?
London Is Getting A Massive Cock-And-Balls Skyscraper

London Is Getting A Massive Cock-And-Balls Skyscraper

What a balls-up.
Ways to help others this Christmas season.

Ways to help others this Christmas season.

Help your fellow Londoners.
Want To Move Out Of London? Here's What It'll Cost You

Want To Move Out Of London? Here's What It'll Cost You

Is it worth moving out of London?
The Mayor goes for rent caps.

The Mayor goes for rent caps.

Rents capped at a third of average income.
Londoners 'Leaving City To Find Cheaper Rents'

Londoners 'Leaving City To Find Cheaper Rents'

South east England sees 15% rise.
One Of London's Most Unusual Pubs To Close

One Of London's Most Unusual Pubs To Close

Marylebone mainstay ceases trading.
How To Live Rent Free in London (Really!)

How To Live Rent Free in London (Really!)

Beats working for a living.
The Cheapest Places To Rent A Room In London Right Now

The Cheapest Places To Rent A Room In London Right Now

Report shows an increasing east/west London divide.
How Much Would It Cost To Buy Every House In London?

How Much Would It Cost To Buy Every House In London?

We worked out how rich you'd have to be to buy every house in London.
Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Rumours, opportunism and Croydon.
Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

No-one likes to identify themselves as the gentrifier.
Elephant & Castle set to get more skyscrapers, a bit like tusks

Elephant & Castle set to get more skyscrapers, a bit like tusks

Plans include a new auditorium and shops.
6 Ways Brexit Could Affect London's Rental Market

6 Ways Brexit Could Affect London's Rental Market

Could this actually mean fewer houses?
In Pictures: London's RIBA Prize-Winning Architecture 2016

In Pictures: London's RIBA Prize-Winning Architecture 2016

Are these the city's best architectural projects of the past year?
What Makes For A Good London Street?

What Makes For A Good London Street?

Walk through a model road.
Young Londoners Spend HOW MUCH Of Their Income On Rent?

Young Londoners Spend HOW MUCH Of Their Income On Rent?

New research shows.
Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Can he really fulfil his promises?
Room Rent Costs Rising Faster In Commuter Towns Than In London Itself

Room Rent Costs Rising Faster In Commuter Towns Than In London Itself

People being pushed further out of the capital.
Is This The Best New Architecture In London?

Is This The Best New Architecture In London?

NLA nominates 136 projects.
Does Anyone Know What A Luxury Flat Is?

Does Anyone Know What A Luxury Flat Is?

We ask the people selling them.
The Cheapest And Most Expensive Places To Rent In London: Mapped

The Cheapest And Most Expensive Places To Rent In London: Mapped

How much does it cost to rent in your borough?
Thamesmead Makeover Begins In 2017

Thamesmead Makeover Begins In 2017

And it's looking good.
The London Prefab At 70

The London Prefab At 70

Exhibition celebrates hardy homes.
Want Your Bedroom To Look Like This? One Londoner Will Get The Chance

Want Your Bedroom To Look Like This? One Londoner Will Get The Chance

Dottiest marketing stunt we've seen in a while.
Work Begins To Redevelop The South Bank's Shell Centre

Work Begins To Redevelop The South Bank's Shell Centre

New homes, offices, cafes, square.
4-Star European Hotels Are Cheaper Than Renting In London

4-Star European Hotels Are Cheaper Than Renting In London

Get your bed made every night.
London Renters Shame Landlords On Social Media

London Renters Shame Landlords On Social Media

Fury over 'rip-off' costs.
What Would You Do To Save Your Flat From Property Developers?

What Would You Do To Save Your Flat From Property Developers?

New film Hot Property is is an anarchic satire for generation rent.
60% Of London Renters Face Rats, Mould And Leaks

60% Of London Renters Face Rats, Mould And Leaks

Survey reveals shocking state of private rented homes.
Tenants Charged Up To £780 In Fees To Move Home

Tenants Charged Up To £780 In Fees To Move Home

Ouch.
Curvy Tower Block Approved For Paddington

Curvy Tower Block Approved For Paddington

'Could open floodgates', fears campaign group.
Which Mayoral Candidate Can Solve London's Housing Crisis?

Which Mayoral Candidate Can Solve London's Housing Crisis?

Because let's face it, lots of us are screwed.
First Time Buyers 'Will Need A Salary Of £106k To Buy A House In London'

First Time Buyers 'Will Need A Salary Of £106k To Buy A House In London'

Figures show worst boroughs for wage vs house price growth.
The Boomerang, London's Newest Oddly Named Skyscraper, Rising High

The Boomerang, London's Newest Oddly Named Skyscraper, Rising High

Blackfriars landmark is taking shape.
If You Rent In London, You Should Watch This Election Hustings Video

If You Rent In London, You Should Watch This Election Hustings Video

Watch candidates debate rent control and more.
Earn Too Much For Council Housing? Camden Is Here To Help

Earn Too Much For Council Housing? Camden Is Here To Help

New housing company for intermediate rents.
Shocking New Tube Map Redefines Zones By Affordability

Shocking New Tube Map Redefines Zones By Affordability

Shelter highlights just how unaffordable the city is.
Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Scottee isn't taking up the right to buy scheme.
New Report Says Renters Are Most Affected By Housing Crisis

New Report Says Renters Are Most Affected By Housing Crisis

Housing is driving inequality in London.
How London Can Build Faster And Better

How London Can Build Faster And Better

New report from Centre for London has some ideas.
What Good Is The Green Belt? Asks The Building Centre: Review

What Good Is The Green Belt? Asks The Building Centre: Review

Is it really just a load of golf courses?
Excruciating Luxury London Accommodation Sales Speak

Excruciating Luxury London Accommodation Sales Speak

"Superfluous in design" and other gems.
Housing Is Now The Big Issue For London's Small Businesses

Housing Is Now The Big Issue For London's Small Businesses

High rents are driving out staff.
Haringey Council Sets Up Its Own Lettings Agency

Haringey Council Sets Up Its Own Lettings Agency

Promises an end to rip-off fees.
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.
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.
Hackney Homeless Get Their Own Currency

Hackney Homeless Get Their Own Currency

New note designed by street artist Stik.
Let's Build Pop-Up Housing

Let's Build Pop-Up Housing

A way to get genuinely low cost homes built, and quickly.
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.
Brownfield Land Won't Be Enough To Solve London's Housing Crisis

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.
Councils Get Funds To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Councils Get Funds To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Help to crack down on illegal and substandard homes.
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.
Could You Build Your Own Home?

Could You Build Your Own Home?

New exhibition celebrates self-build pioneer architect Walter Segal.
Housing Horrors: This Is Private Property Reviewed

Housing Horrors: This Is Private Property Reviewed

Down the renting rabbit hole.
Housing Estates To Be Regenerated Under Government Plans

Housing Estates To Be Regenerated Under Government Plans

Tenants promised they won't be 'socially cleansed'.
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.
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?
7,500 People Slept Rough In London In 2015

7,500 People Slept Rough In London In 2015

The housing crisis bites.
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.
Why Does Camden Have London's Lowest Homelessness Numbers?

Why Does Camden Have London's Lowest Homelessness Numbers?

We found out.
Government Proposes Building On The Green Belt

Government Proposes Building On The Green Belt

Right idea, wrong homes.
Is London A Good Place To Retire?

Is London A Good Place To Retire?

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

Cressingham Gardens Wins Crucial Battle In High Court

Council ordered back to the drawing board.
Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Risky and confusing strategies appear to abound.
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.
First TfL Homes Plan Unveiled

First TfL Homes Plan Unveiled

Three sites in London to be developed.
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.
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'.
London's Rising Rents In Charts

London's Rising Rents In Charts

Line graphs of doom.
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?
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.
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.
Why Generation Rent Is Worst For Children

Why Generation Rent Is Worst For Children

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

27% Of Londoners Live In Poverty

Cost of private rents to blame.
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.
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.
The State Of Housing In London: Two New Reports

The State Of Housing In London: Two New Reports

Poverty and bad landlords.
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.
6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

If you hate gentrification, there are better issues.
"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.
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.
How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

Get familiar with 'selective licensing'.
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.
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.
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.
Ranting, Reggae And A Rallying Cry Against Gentrification

Ranting, Reggae And A Rallying Cry Against Gentrification

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

New Starter Homes Will Be Unaffordable For Most Londoners

Government initiative not that cheap.
Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active

Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active

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

Campaigners Create 'Show Home' To Demonstrate Regeneration Alternative

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

Renters: Longer Tenancies And Better Conditions, Coming Soon

Build to Rent is taking off in London.
The Hidden Truths Behind Shared Ownership

The Hidden Truths Behind Shared Ownership

If it looks too good to be true...
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.
Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

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

Could You Solve London's Housing Problems?

Competition seeks fresh thinking.
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.
Is Your MP A Landlord In London?

Is Your MP A Landlord In London?

Find out which MPs want your rent money.
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.
50 Years Of The London Boroughs: Housing

50 Years Of The London Boroughs: Housing

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

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

Should that money be put back into housebuilding?
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.
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?
London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards

London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards

Grand designs.
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.
9,000 New Homes Planned For Old Oak Common

9,000 New Homes Planned For Old Oak Common

And a spruced-up canal, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

Everyone wants your vote.
Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

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

The Scandal Of Those Forgotten By The Housing Crisis

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

Finally, Someone's Said It: Developers Up Yours

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

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

Selling off low cost housing is a BAD THING.
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?
Londonist Out Loud: London's Housing Crisis Part II

Londonist Out Loud: London's Housing Crisis Part II

Three Londonist writers discuss the issues.
Londonist Out Loud: What Can Be Done About London's Housing Crisis?

Londonist Out Loud: What Can Be Done About London's Housing Crisis?

Three experts tell us.
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.
Could Housing Swing Some Swing Seats?

Could Housing Swing Some Swing Seats?

Renter power at work?
Design-Your-Own Homes Given Go-Ahead

Design-Your-Own Homes Given Go-Ahead

Customise in Custom House.
Even More Tall Buildings For London

Even More Tall Buildings For London

263 towers now in the works.
What's Happening At Nine Elms?

What's Happening At Nine Elms?

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

Aylesbury Estate Residents Fight 'Social Cleansing'

Residents pressured to accept below market value for homes.
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.
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.
Rough Sleeping Increases 37% Over The Last Year

Rough Sleeping Increases 37% Over The Last Year

Charities blame benefit cuts.
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.
Nine Zones In London Earmarked For Housing Boost

Nine Zones In London Earmarked For Housing Boost

Infrastucture investment ahoy.
Six Arrests Over Aylesbury Eviction Protest

Six Arrests Over Aylesbury Eviction Protest

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

Rent Control: Arguments For And Against

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

London Tenants 'Forced Into Homelessness'

Greater numbers seek help from councils.
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.
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.
Police Evict 12 Bar Squatters

Police Evict 12 Bar Squatters

Death knell sounded for music venue.
'Revenge Evictions' Should Be Outlawed Within The Next Few Months

'Revenge Evictions' Should Be Outlawed Within The Next Few Months

Two fingers to the MPs who tried to filibuster it last year.
Lewisham Council Builds Pop Up Homes

Lewisham Council Builds Pop Up Homes

Temporary housing can be moved elsewhere when needed.
Calling All Renters: A Day Of Talks Just For You

Calling All Renters: A Day Of Talks Just For You

Learn your rights, lobby politicians, have a rant.
Watch 10 Short Films About Housing In London

Watch 10 Short Films About Housing In London

Squats, gentrification and house sharing.
City Hall Loans £10m To Renovate Empty Homes

City Hall Loans £10m To Renovate Empty Homes

Charities will employ the homeless and vulnerable.
Stephen Fry's Plea To Soho Developers

Stephen Fry's Plea To Soho Developers

Campaign wants a voice in redevelopment plans.
Mayor Announces £220m Funding For Shared Ownership Schemes

Mayor Announces £220m Funding For Shared Ownership Schemes

Should encourage building of 6,000 more homes.
Things You Could Buy For The Price Of A Flat In Penge

Things You Could Buy For The Price Of A Flat In Penge

Not even a big flat, either.
64% Of Londoners Back Rent Control

64% Of Londoners Back Rent Control

Hardly surprising.
London News Review 2014: In Other News

London News Review 2014: In Other News

All the other stuff that happened.
Foreign Investment Blamed For 'Safety Deposit Boxes In The Sky'

Foreign Investment Blamed For 'Safety Deposit Boxes In The Sky'

But it's the free market that's knackering our housing.
London News Review 2014: Housing

London News Review 2014: Housing

The year of living... dangerously.
New Era Estate Could Be Sold In Affordable Housing Deal

New Era Estate Could Be Sold In Affordable Housing Deal

Campaign against rent increases may have paid off.
Lower Quartile Rents For London Hit A Grand A Month

Lower Quartile Rents For London Hit A Grand A Month

Wooo, housing crisis.
Councils Defend Social Housing Against Right To Buy

Councils Defend Social Housing Against Right To Buy

While low income families are forced out of London.
Loofah Tower Coming To Wood Wharf

Loofah Tower Coming To Wood Wharf

Boris signs off Isle of Dogs development.
Homelessness Due To Eviction Up By 38%

Homelessness Due To Eviction Up By 38%

Families 'trapped' in insecure tenancies.
'Missing' Voters Highlight Flats Standing Empty

'Missing' Voters Highlight Flats Standing Empty

Homes used as investments, not for living in.
Hackney MP Diane Abbott Calls For Rent Controls

Hackney MP Diane Abbott Calls For Rent Controls

Mayoral hopeful seeks to cool overheated market.
Camden Market To Float On Stock Exchange

Camden Market To Float On Stock Exchange

Owner hopes to raise £100m.
The Fight For Shepherd's Bush Market

The Fight For Shepherd's Bush Market

Gentrification vs local businesses.
Designs For New Public Square At Battersea Power Station

Designs For New Public Square At Battersea Power Station

Malaysia Square: a reminder of where the money comes from.
The London Rental Standard: How Is It Helping Tenants?

The London Rental Standard: How Is It Helping Tenants?

It's not helping the New Era residents.
Conservative MPs Filibuster Attempt To Ban Revenge Evictions

Conservative MPs Filibuster Attempt To Ban Revenge Evictions

One of them's actually a landlord himself.
Parliament To Debate More Protections For Private Renters

Parliament To Debate More Protections For Private Renters

Bill aims to prevent retaliatory evictions.
The Worst Luxury Accommodation Sales-Speak In London

The Worst Luxury Accommodation Sales-Speak In London

Iconic beds and friendly walls.
Affordable Housing Construction Still At Snail's Pace

Affordable Housing Construction Still At Snail's Pace

BUILD MORE HOUSES.
New Skyscrapers Get The Go-Ahead

New Skyscrapers Get The Go-Ahead

Five schemes coming to a skyline near you.
Living In London On Low Income: Gap Widens Between Rent And Wages

Living In London On Low Income: Gap Widens Between Rent And Wages

Depressing news for many Londoners.
Mapped: The Decline Of London's Housing Affordability

Mapped: The Decline Of London's Housing Affordability

House prices to income ratios across the city.
Campaigners Use Bad Feng Shui To Scare Investors Away From Earl's Court

Campaigners Use Bad Feng Shui To Scare Investors Away From Earl's Court

Genius or ridiculous?
London Renters Could Soon Wield More Political Power

London Renters Could Soon Wield More Political Power

Two-thirds of constituencies could be majority renters by 2021.
Ten People Chasing Every London Rental Property

Ten People Chasing Every London Rental Property

And you wondered why finding a place was so hard.
Mayor Could Miss Affordable Homes Target

Mayor Could Miss Affordable Homes Target

Boris Johnson faces questioning over housing.
Balls Tries To Reassure London Homeowners Over Mansion Tax

Balls Tries To Reassure London Homeowners Over Mansion Tax

But annual bills of £3,000 to £10,000 on the cards.
Single Homeless Are At The Back Of The Housing Queue

Single Homeless Are At The Back Of The Housing Queue

Some councils preventing homeless from getting assistance.
Protestors Plan To Disrupt Property Developer Conference

Protestors Plan To Disrupt Property Developer Conference

Counter conference launches.
Shoreditch Braces For Influx Of New Hotels

Shoreditch Braces For Influx Of New Hotels

Number of rooms to increase 200%.
Politicians Tinkering Around The Edges Of Renting

Politicians Tinkering Around The Edges Of Renting

Another report that does bugger all.
Community Fights Back Over Tottenham Regeneration

Community Fights Back Over Tottenham Regeneration

Residents develop alternatives to council plans.
Boris Johnson Signs Off Mount Pleasant Development

Boris Johnson Signs Off Mount Pleasant Development

24% meant for affordable housing, but not that affordable.
Focus E15 Protest Highlights Housing Going To Waste

Focus E15 Protest Highlights Housing Going To Waste

Good flats standing empty, waiting to be demolished.
Your Letting Agent Has To Be Signed Up To A Redress Scheme From Today

Your Letting Agent Has To Be Signed Up To A Redress Scheme From Today

Not actually going to be that much help, to be honest.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 26 September 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 26 September 2014

A peek inside Goldfinger's flat at Balfron Tower.
How Does Where You Live Compare To Other Parts Of London?

How Does Where You Live Compare To Other Parts Of London?

This dynamic map will give you the answers.
TfL Commissioner Accepts Need For Affordable Fares

TfL Commissioner Accepts Need For Affordable Fares

Peter Hendy worries about low income Londoners.
Average London Home Now Costs Over Half A Million Pounds

Average London Home Now Costs Over Half A Million Pounds

Weep, peasants.
London Underground HQ To Include Social Housing

London Underground HQ To Include Social Housing

New details and exhibition about 55 Broadway plans.
London Assembly Backs Private Rent Reforms

London Assembly Backs Private Rent Reforms

More support for renters' rights.
Woolwich Tesco Scoops Carbuncle Cup

Woolwich Tesco Scoops Carbuncle Cup

Uncoveted dishonour for ‘inept’ megastore in South London.
Social Cleansing And Gentrification — The Fightback

Social Cleansing And Gentrification — The Fightback

Londoners take on developers with the help of new handbook.
Right To Buy Creates Social Housing Crisis For Councils

Right To Buy Creates Social Housing Crisis For Councils

The cost of sold-off housing stock.
A Mobile Museum For Barking And Dagenham?

A Mobile Museum For Barking And Dagenham?

Plans afoot to document memories of housing estates.
Signs London's Housing Market May Be Peaking

Signs London's Housing Market May Be Peaking

Plus: brownfield building isn't enough.
Affordable Housing Construction Still Slowing

Affordable Housing Construction Still Slowing

Revisiting the figures.
What Do We Do About Bad Landlords?

What Do We Do About Bad Landlords?

The sanctions rogue landlords could face.
MP Flounces Out Of Parliament Over Housing Costs

MP Flounces Out Of Parliament Over Housing Costs

Mark Simmonds's expenses come to more than the benefits cap.
A Quick Guide To Help To Buy

A Quick Guide To Help To Buy

Has it helped Londoners?
Londonist Investigates: Causes Of Rough Sleeping

Londonist Investigates: Causes Of Rough Sleeping

What brings - and keeps - people on the streets?
Newham Mayor Attacks Floating Village Plan

Newham Mayor Attacks Floating Village Plan

Homes in Royal Docks would be a "yuppie ghetto".
Powers To Tax Empty Homes Going Unused

Powers To Tax Empty Homes Going Unused

Option to add 50% to council tax unwielded.
Renting? Know Your Rights

Renting? Know Your Rights

Avoid dodgy landlords' tricks.
New Police Recruits Need To Have London Links

New Police Recruits Need To Have London Links

No more Home Counties recruitment.
London's Housing: Green Belt, Brownfield And Empty Homes

London's Housing: Green Belt, Brownfield And Empty Homes

The pros and cons of some of London's housing solutions.
Happy Rental Freedom Day, London

Happy Rental Freedom Day, London

Well done! We've paid off our rent for the year.
London MPs Reject Private Tenancy Reforms

London MPs Reject Private Tenancy Reforms

Labour rental reforms defeated in Parliament.
Only 86 Affordable Homes In London, Shelter Report Finds

Only 86 Affordable Homes In London, Shelter Report Finds

Most housing out of reach.
Welfare Reforms Hit Londoners Hardest

Welfare Reforms Hit Londoners Hardest

Child Poverty Action Group assesses impact of benefit changes.
Up To 50,000 London Homes To Be Built On Brownfield Sites

Up To 50,000 London Homes To Be Built On Brownfield Sites

Could Chancellor's proposal help ease London's housing crisis?
Mayor Awards First London Rental Standard Certificate

Mayor Awards First London Rental Standard Certificate

Voluntary scheme intended to help tenants.
'Unsustainable' London Housing Market Could Be Slowing Down

'Unsustainable' London Housing Market Could Be Slowing Down

Mortgage lender Nationwide predicts 'natural correction'.
Living In London On Low Income: May 2014 Update

Living In London On Low Income: May 2014 Update

Rents are up faster than wages again.
London House Asking Prices Up 16.3% On Last Year

London House Asking Prices Up 16.3% On Last Year

And up 43.1% in Tower Hamlets. What the hell?
London's Worst Landlords

London's Worst Landlords

You told us your worst experiences with landlords and agents.
A Quick Guide To Build To Rent

A Quick Guide To Build To Rent

Finally: decent landlords?
Labour Party Proposes Reform Of Private Rented Sector

Labour Party Proposes Reform Of Private Rented Sector

More protected tenancies and lower rent hikes.
New Rough Sleepers In London Increase 12%

New Rough Sleepers In London Increase 12%

Comparing the start of 2014 to 2013.
One In Four London Households On Housing Benefit

One In Four London Households On Housing Benefit

But it's getting harder for recipients to find somewhere to live.
Battersea Power Station Development Designs By Gehry And Foster

Battersea Power Station Development Designs By Gehry And Foster

Phase 3 plans unveiled.
Approved: New Towers For Deptford And City Road

Approved: New Towers For Deptford And City Road

Mayor gives green light to more high rises.
Lack Of Housing Could Affect London's Economy By Billions

Lack Of Housing Could Affect London's Economy By Billions

New report on the lack of new property to rent.
1000% Increase In Homeless Families Rehoused Outside London

1000% Increase In Homeless Families Rehoused Outside London

New figures show scale of London's housing crisis.
Homelessness In London Up 3%

Homelessness In London Up 3%

Councils accepting more people as statutorily homeless.
Will Average London House Prices Hit £36 million?

Will Average London House Prices Hit £36 million?

No, really.
61% Of New London Homes Bought By Investors

61% Of New London Homes Bought By Investors

Buy to Let landlords snapping up new build.
London's New Crop Of Affordable Homes Not That Affordable

London's New Crop Of Affordable Homes Not That Affordable

New Affordable Rent model will just put pressure on housing benefit.
Affordable Homes Construction Slowing

Affordable Homes Construction Slowing

Just 3,314 affordable homes completed so far this year.
Prefab Museum Coming To Catford

Prefab Museum Coming To Catford

Pop-up exhibition looks at housing history.
The Bits Of London Where Renting's The Norm

The Bits Of London Where Renting's The Norm

We've got it mapped.
Would Banning Overseas Investors Solve London's Housing Crisis?

Would Banning Overseas Investors Solve London's Housing Crisis?

Letting the air out of the housing bubble.
The 'Canary Wharf-isation' Of Shoreditch

The 'Canary Wharf-isation' Of Shoreditch

Tall towers set to transform the Shoreditch skyline.
1,000 Extra Homes For Silvertown Quays

1,000 Extra Homes For Silvertown Quays

More residential to surround 'brand pavilions'.
Inner London Average Rent Is £1,500 Per Month

Inner London Average Rent Is £1,500 Per Month

But the rate of rent rise is falling. Er, good?
South London Residents' Campaign Against Channel 4 Ident

South London Residents' Campaign Against Channel 4 Ident

Follows hot-on-the-heels of Benefit Street complaints.
London's £630m Emergency Housing Bill

London's £630m Emergency Housing Bill

Spending soars since general election in 2010.
Affordable Housing Cut At Olympic Park

Affordable Housing Cut At Olympic Park

How's that legacy coming along?
How Rent Controls Work In Other Countries

How Rent Controls Work In Other Countries

Would it work here?
Rising Rents And Low Incomes Pushing People Onto Benefits

Rising Rents And Low Incomes Pushing People Onto Benefits

You do the maths.
Canary Wharf Goes Cylindrical With Expansion Into Wood Wharf

Canary Wharf Goes Cylindrical With Expansion Into Wood Wharf

We're dubbing it 'The Loofah'.
Living In London On Low Income: Updated

Living In London On Low Income: Updated

Can you rent on the London Living Wage without benefits?
More Evidence To Suggest Benefit Caps Pushing People Into Outer London

More Evidence To Suggest Benefit Caps Pushing People Into Outer London

Drop in inner London benefit claimants.
Protest At Rent Levels In Stratford Halo

Protest At Rent Levels In Stratford Halo

One beds start at £1,300pcm.
Deptford Housing Go-Ahead To Be Decided By Mayor

Deptford Housing Go-Ahead To Be Decided By Mayor

£1 billion Convoy's Wharf scheme called in.
Southwark Council House Sell-Off Sparks Protests

Southwark Council House Sell-Off Sparks Protests

Housing group protests over sale.
Mayor's Question Time: The Usual Suspects Edition

Mayor's Question Time: The Usual Suspects Edition

Find out how many of London's burglars are pensioners.
London House Prices Jump 13.8% Year On Year

London House Prices Jump 13.8% Year On Year

Foreign investment fuelling a bubble?
Newham Could Rehouse Homeless Mothers Up To 200 Miles Away

Newham Could Rehouse Homeless Mothers Up To 200 Miles Away

More social housing woes for east London local authority.
Report Shows 28% Of Londoners Living In Poverty

Report Shows 28% Of Londoners Living In Poverty

London's economy gets better while its residents get poorer.
Landlords, Don't Want To Rent To Black Tenants? Letting Agents Will Help

Landlords, Don't Want To Rent To Black Tenants? Letting Agents Will Help

BBC investigation uncovers discrimination.
Companies Worry About Effect Of Housing Crisis On Recruitment

Companies Worry About Effect Of Housing Crisis On Recruitment

Some already struggling to find staff.
Let Councils Borrow To Build More Homes, Says London Assembly

Let Councils Borrow To Build More Homes, Says London Assembly

Councils want to build and help ease the housing crisis.
Why Has The Number Of People Rough Sleeping Been Rising?

Why Has The Number Of People Rough Sleeping Been Rising?

Perhaps not why you think.
London Housing News: Affordability, Building And Where Do Police Live?

London Housing News: Affordability, Building And Where Do Police Live?

Rounding up this week's housing stories.
It's Not Transport. It's Housing, Stupid

It's Not Transport. It's Housing, Stupid

London's biggest issue.
Report Highlights London's Lack Of Affordable Housing

Report Highlights London's Lack Of Affordable Housing

Seriously depressing reading.
Take A Tour Of Catford's Prefab Estate

Take A Tour Of Catford's Prefab Estate

See it before the demolition crew arrives.
'Affordable Housing'? Get Ready For 80% Of Market Rent

'Affordable Housing'? Get Ready For 80% Of Market Rent

Mayor imposes rent levels on councils.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today's London news.
Squatters Set Up In Hackney Mansion And Bushy Park Pub

Squatters Set Up In Hackney Mansion And Bushy Park Pub

Empty commercial buildings are latest targets
Londoners Tell Us Their Housing Horror Stories

Londoners Tell Us Their Housing Horror Stories

The horror, the horror.
10 Other Ludicrous Property Listings, Coming To London Soon

10 Other Ludicrous Property Listings, Coming To London Soon

Stop whining and sleep in that hole.
Bedroom Tax Blamed For Increase In Westminster Rent Arrears

Bedroom Tax Blamed For Increase In Westminster Rent Arrears

Arrears up 18% since March.
Centre For London Report Shows Rise In Rental Costs

Centre For London Report Shows Rise In Rental Costs

New research calls for better rental controls.
Foreign Investors Buy Almost 75% Of New Inner London Homes

Foreign Investors Buy Almost 75% Of New Inner London Homes

And you wonder why you can't buy a flat?
Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

Fatbergs, cycling and gentrification: the weekend's news.
London Rental Standard Launched

London Rental Standard Launched

City Hall's voluntary scheme for private landlords.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Crossrail, cardboard tube, Canary Wharf tower.
Britain's Second Tallest Tower To Be Built In Docklands

Britain's Second Tallest Tower To Be Built In Docklands

239m skyscraper approved by local authority.
Loft-Style Apartments For Railway Arches

Loft-Style Apartments For Railway Arches

"Underneath the arches, I dream my dreams away"
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Thursday's news.
Redevelopment Plan For Centre Point Approved

Redevelopment Plan For Centre Point Approved

Iconic 1960s building to become flats.
Inner London Housing Benefit Claimants Fall For The First Time

Inner London Housing Benefit Claimants Fall For The First Time

But claimants up by 9% in outer London.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today news: search the long dead, old Wimbledon and whales.
London's Tallest Residential Tower To Be Built In Vauxhall

London's Tallest Residential Tower To Be Built In Vauxhall

One Nine Elms should be completed by 2017.
GLA Conservatives Call For Minimum Wage Holiday For Small Businesses

GLA Conservatives Call For Minimum Wage Holiday For Small Businesses

Reducing wages is the answer to boosting the economy, apparently.
What Are The Solutions To London's Housing Crisis?

What Are The Solutions To London's Housing Crisis?

After the doom and gloom, some positive suggestions.
Why Don't People On Low Incomes All Live In The Cheap Bits Of London?

Why Don't People On Low Incomes All Live In The Cheap Bits Of London?

The problems of internal migration.
Is It Possible To Live In London On Low Income Without Benefits?

Is It Possible To Live In London On Low Income Without Benefits?

We did the maths.
Westminster Hotel Bill For Homeless Hits £3m

Westminster Hotel Bill For Homeless Hits £3m

Council faces increasing costs as homeless numbers rise.
London Property Boom Fuelled By Foreign Millionaires

London Property Boom Fuelled By Foreign Millionaires

Prices rising while parts of central London stand empty.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Rounding up today's other London news.
London Underground HQ Could Be Converted Into Flats

London Underground HQ Could Be Converted Into Flats

Want to live at 55 Broadway?
Interactive: London's New Residential Developments

Interactive: London's New Residential Developments

A guide to the capital's new high-end properties.
Weekend Round-Up

Weekend Round-Up

What's been happening this weekend.
New Homes Plan For Catford Stadium

New Homes Plan For Catford Stadium

Mayor agrees housing deal with Barratt London.
Social Housing Construction In London Dries Up

Social Housing Construction In London Dries Up

Fewer of the lowest rent homes being built.
24% Of London Children Living In Overcrowded Homes

24% Of London Children Living In Overcrowded Homes

So some Westminster kids have made a fantastic video about it.
Bargain Hunter: Where Are London's Cheapest Homes?

Bargain Hunter: Where Are London's Cheapest Homes?

Go east, young man or woman.
Affordable Home Building Programme Gets Back On Track

Affordable Home Building Programme Gets Back On Track

Housing starts double after appalling previous year.
Street Art Of The Heygate Estate

Street Art Of The Heygate Estate

While the Southwark housing estate awaits demolition, the artists move in.
Effect Of 'Bedroom Tax' On London

Effect Of 'Bedroom Tax' On London

New occupancy rules penalise social housing tenants.
Mayor's Question Time: The Edible Bus Stop Edition

Mayor's Question Time: The Edible Bus Stop Edition

The London Assembly still hasn't found what it's looking for.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

What's been happening in London today.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

The rest of today's news.
All London's Housing Problems Solved!

All London's Housing Problems Solved!

Nah, we're just messing with you.
Miliband Proposes 10p Rate Funded By Tax On Property

Miliband Proposes 10p Rate Funded By Tax On Property

Labour leader calls for 'a fairer tax system and the living standards of working people'.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

The rest of today's news.
Average London House Price Heading For Half A Million

Average London House Price Heading For Half A Million

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Westminster Spending Over £2m On Hotels For Homeless Families

Westminster Spending Over £2m On Hotels For Homeless Families

Cuts and housing shortage means bill is more than housing benefit.
Mayor Renews Calls For London To Retain Stamp Duty

Mayor Renews Calls For London To Retain Stamp Duty

Give us stamp duty or else, says Boris (sort of).
Replace Tower Blocks With Terraced Streets, Says Report

Replace Tower Blocks With Terraced Streets, Says Report

Policy Exchange lays housing problems squarely on high-rises.
London's Empty Office Blocks To Be Turned Into Homes

London's Empty Office Blocks To Be Turned Into Homes

Up to 40,000 new homes for London, from old commercial space.
St Mungo's Open Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

St Mungo's Open Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

As sub-zero temperatures mean severe weather emergency provision kicks in.
Flats At Battersea Power Station Go On Sale

Flats At Battersea Power Station Go On Sale

Prospective buyers can expect to part with a lot of money.
London Tenants Pay More Than 50% Income In Rent

London Tenants Pay More Than 50% Income In Rent

Charity highlights ongoing plight of the capital's renting population.
First Phase Of Battersea Power Station Regen Approved

First Phase Of Battersea Power Station Regen Approved

Want to live beside Battersea, and have a few million to spare? Now's your chance.
London Councils Break B&B Limit For Homeless Families

London Councils Break B&B Limit For Homeless Families

Wish you were at home for Christmas?
Another Chelsea Pub Gets Squatted

Another Chelsea Pub Gets Squatted

The Black Bull Members Club closed down a couple of months ago.
London Rents Rise By A Third In Three Years

London Rents Rise By A Third In Three Years

Another bit of evidence for London's housing crisis.
57,000 London Children Will Be Homeless At Christmas

57,000 London Children Will Be Homeless At Christmas

Families in temporary accommodation on the rise.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Monday news for you.
London's Income Inequality By Borough

London's Income Inequality By Borough

How divided is your borough?
The MP Expenses Scandal Part II

The MP Expenses Scandal Part II

Lessons apparently unlearned.
Camden Targets Empty And Second Homes

Camden Targets Empty And Second Homes

Increased council tax charges planned for empty homes
Westminster Council Invokes New Powers Over Squatters

Westminster Council Invokes New Powers Over Squatters

London council nearly gets to evict squatter.
Squatting Becomes A Criminal Offence Tomorrow

Squatting Becomes A Criminal Offence Tomorrow

Anyone currently squatting in a residential property faces police action.
The Olympic Rental Boom Which Never Actually Happened

The Olympic Rental Boom Which Never Actually Happened

Letting let-down for landlords.
Help Define What's An Affordable Rent

Help Define What's An Affordable Rent

Is spending 35% of take home pay on rent affordable?
Newham Takes On Bad Landlords

Newham Takes On Bad Landlords

Newham takes a local approach to a national problem.
London’s Hidden Modern Houses

London’s Hidden Modern Houses

We look at why the capital’s residential architectural marvels are an all-too-rare phenomenon.
Rents Still Rising In London

Rents Still Rising In London

The cost of renting has risen 4.5% over the last year.
Mayoral Election Issues Round-Up

Mayoral Election Issues Round-Up

What's at stake in this election.
Mayoral Elections: Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent

Mayoral Elections: Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent

Can you afford to live in London?
Newham Accused Of Social Cleansing Families On Housing Benefit

Newham Accused Of Social Cleansing Families On Housing Benefit

The council tried to move some of the residents who need housing to Stoke.
In Pictures: 150 Years of Peabody

In Pictures: 150 Years of Peabody

Happy birthday to a pioneering social housing organisation
Further Elephant And Castle Plans Revealed

Further Elephant And Castle Plans Revealed

Extensive regeneration plans unveiled for leisure centre in the central concourse.
London Homelessness Up 36%

London Homelessness Up 36%

Rough sleeping also on the rise.
Shelter Launches Homes For London Website

Shelter Launches Homes For London Website

Check whether you can afford to live where you want to, and how the Mayor could help.
Inner London Feels Effect Of Housing Benefit Cap

Inner London Feels Effect Of Housing Benefit Cap

Outer boroughs left to deal with increase in lower income residents.
Mayoral Election: Livingstone And Jones Campaign For Tenancy Reform

Mayoral Election: Livingstone And Jones Campaign For Tenancy Reform

The two Mayoral candidates take on the private rental sector.
Election Campaign Claims: Affordable Housing

Election Campaign Claims: Affordable Housing

A look at the numbers Boris and Ken's campaigns will be squabbling over.
Protesters Prevent Lewisham Homes Sell Off

Protesters Prevent Lewisham Homes Sell Off

People Before Profit occupy houses planned for auction.
Mayoral Election 2012 Issue #1: Housing

Mayoral Election 2012 Issue #1: Housing

Kate Allen, Editor of Social Housing Magazine, gives us the lowdown.
Buyers Billboard: Helping London Home Sellers Find Buyers

Buyers Billboard: Helping London Home Sellers Find Buyers

New site helps house sellers find buyers and gives buyers more choice. (Sponsored post)
Affordable Housing Plans For Mile End And Newham Slums

Affordable Housing Plans For Mile End And Newham Slums

A community trust hopes to win their bid for St Clement's hospital building in Mile End, while the Independent uncovers "super-shed" slums.
Council Tenant Faces Eviction Over Riot Claims

Council Tenant Faces Eviction Over Riot Claims

Charged. Not convicted. Evicted.
Suburbia Week On Exploring 20th Century London

Suburbia Week On Exploring 20th Century London

A retro audio slideshow tells you about 1930s suburban London.
London Landlords Quids In?

London Landlords Quids In?

New Images Of Olympic Park Revealed

New Images Of Olympic Park Revealed

Guide For Designing London Homes Published

Guide For Designing London Homes Published

East London Home Builders Celebrate Another Olympic Bonanza

East London Home Builders Celebrate Another Olympic Bonanza

Brunswick Centre Flats Prone To Flooding

Brunswick Centre Flats Prone To Flooding

'London Rents Map' Website Launched

'London Rents Map' Website Launched

Westminster Council Helps You Save

Westminster Council Helps You Save

Mayor Raises Crowded House Concerns

Mayor Raises Crowded House Concerns

Live In A Christopher Wren Church Tower

Live In A Christopher Wren Church Tower

Could MPs Be Housed In The Olympic Village?

Could MPs Be Housed In The Olympic Village?

Crisis? What Housing Crisis?

Crisis? What Housing Crisis?

Lambeth Opens Up To Squatters

Lambeth Opens Up To Squatters

Interview: Bow Arts In Balfron Tower

Interview: Bow Arts In Balfron Tower

Interview With A Squatter: Atom Tom

Interview With A Squatter: Atom Tom

Your Daily Dose Of Depressing Recession News

Your Daily Dose Of Depressing Recession News

Home Sweet Empty Home

Home Sweet Empty Home

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Giant Lizard Scales O2 Dome!

Giant Lizard Scales O2 Dome!

The Nice Movement

The Nice Movement

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Chelsea Barracks' £1bn  Makeover

Chelsea Barracks' £1bn Makeover

Londonomics: The G-spots

Londonomics: The G-spots

The Telegraph's Tips For Property Hotspots

The Telegraph's Tips For Property Hotspots

High-Razor Tower Begins Construction

High-Razor Tower Begins Construction

At Our Back in a Cold Blast we Hear…

At Our Back in a Cold Blast we Hear…

Olympic Rejuvenation Plans Threatened

Olympic Rejuvenation Plans Threatened

Londonomics: Crunch Time

Londonomics: Crunch Time

Team Nice Gets Political

Team Nice Gets Political

Spinning Elephant

Spinning Elephant

Affordable Homes In London? Surely Not!

Affordable Homes In London? Surely Not!

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Sian Berry

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Sian Berry

London: Statisticians’ Nightmare

London: Statisticians’ Nightmare

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Hidden Houses

Hidden Houses

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Warwick Lightfoot

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Warwick Lightfoot

Walking The Talk

Walking The Talk

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Andrew Boff

Londonist Interviews: Mayoral Hopeful Andrew Boff

'Tent City' At City Hall

'Tent City' At City Hall

Team Nice Gets Political

Team Nice Gets Political

'Guardians' Get Cheap Rent

'Guardians' Get Cheap Rent

The Village Atmosphere Of Old Street Roundabout

The Village Atmosphere Of Old Street Roundabout

Walkie Talkie Wins Approval

Walkie Talkie Wins Approval

Londonist's Back Passage

Londonist's Back Passage

Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar

Pimp My Oystercard

Pimp My Oystercard

Londonist Interviews (Another) Very Kind Man

Londonist Interviews (Another) Very Kind Man

Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

'Scraper Roundup

'Scraper Roundup

Official: Farming Is Sexy

Official: Farming Is Sexy

Mile-high Towers For London?

Mile-high Towers For London?

2012 Radiation Hurdle

2012 Radiation Hurdle

Blogjammin'

Blogjammin'

Value Homes at Till Number 6

Value Homes at Till Number 6

A splash of Colour

A splash of Colour

Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Battersea Power Station: The Future?

Battersea Power Station: The Future?

A Celebration of Concrete

A Celebration of Concrete

Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Who run Bartertown?

Who run Bartertown?

Very Crowded House In Leicester Square

Very Crowded House In Leicester Square

Theatre News: Double Bill

Theatre News: Double Bill

The Deadly Quicksand Of The Property Ownership Long Jump Pit

The Deadly Quicksand Of The Property Ownership Long Jump Pit

TV Troll: Beware The God Squad

TV Troll: Beware The God Squad

Final refuge

Final refuge

Greedy Dead Bastards

Greedy Dead Bastards

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

The Walls Keep Closing In

The Walls Keep Closing In

Up The Creek Without Any Legislation

Up The Creek Without Any Legislation

David Adjaye Exhibition In Whitechapel

David Adjaye Exhibition In Whitechapel

The Thames Valley Catastophe

The Thames Valley Catastophe

Super Mayor?

Super Mayor?

'London Plan' is failing disabled people

'London Plan' is failing disabled people

Are you Local?

Are you Local?

Untold London: Website Highlights London's Diversity

Untold London: Website Highlights London's Diversity

Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

TV Troll: These Are A Few Of Our Favourite Natural And Man-Made Disasters

TV Troll: These Are A Few Of Our Favourite Natural And Man-Made Disasters

Friday Film News

Friday Film News

Towering Plans Get Vauxhall Cross

Towering Plans Get Vauxhall Cross

Literally Bonkers

Literally Bonkers

Bid In The Courts

Bid In The Courts