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London rental demand drops by almost half pushing rents down with it

While commuter belt interest has soared, London’s estate agents say that it is the halt in the international market that is as much to blame

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15% of London renters now owe their landlords money for back rent

An influential group of charities and industry bodies has warned that ‘more renters will lose their homes in the coming months’ without further action from the Chancellor

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Five of the best apps to make flat-sharing a breeze

Our pick of the best mobile apps to make living in a house share a cinch — in lockdown and beyond.

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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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The London areas where renters can save most since lockdown

Continued disruption caused by Covid-19 is pushing young renters out of the capital to work or study from home outside the city centre.

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Rental homes in Maida Vale for key workers earning up to £90k

Hospitality workers are also included in the definition of key workers eligible for one of the 73 new homes in the area.

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Less than fortnight to avert 'tsunami of evictions' of London renters

Calls for the Government to extend the eviction ban beyond August 23 have intensified.

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The 10 London postcodes where rents have fallen by as much as 20%

UK rents are rising but prices in the capital have dropped significantly.

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London landlords drop rents 15% after rise in empty properties

Rents have dropped between 10 and 15 per cent in what is is typically the busiest time of year. 

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London rents are falling — here's where to move for the best discounts

Rents plunging in London by up to 15 per cent bring an opportunity for long-term savings after lockdown.

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London renters searching for gardens up 101% since start of lockdown

The number of online searches for rental homes with gardens was at its highest of the year last week — and double the level seen in the first week of lockdown. 

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Landlords can increase rents during lockdown government says

Tenants faced with a rent hike have little choice but to accept it says campaign group.

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Reversible tricks to give your rental home a high-impact refresh

These creative tricks are easy to put back when you move out for renters worried about their deposit.

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What should you do if a housemate refuses to take lockdown seriously?

What can you do if your flatmates won’t keep their distance to cut coronavirus risk? Online forums are flooded with pleas for advice from locked-down London renters.

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Renters fear post-lockdown debt and eviction despite rule changes

Private renters fear the future despite the Government’s action to help them.

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How London's house sharers are surviving WFH with their flatmates

Laptops on dining tables and conference calls via Zoom require a new shared-home etiquette.

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Why this couple choose to raise a family in this community-minded area

These parents to be are working from home and enjoying balcony lunch breaks.

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How this Walthamstow renter is making lockdown work in a houseshare

Housemates forced into togetherness in this 'boho' east London area make it work with takeaways and film nights.

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Britain's most unusual homes for rent this month

From an entire Welsh island, to a lighthouse and Clerkenwell's 'Wee House', this month's most unusual rentals are wild and wacky — and sure to provide many a talking point...

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Vibrant area's parks and big houses are a boon for renters in lockdown

Housesharers appreciate the parks and good home deliveries of this east London hub during coronavirus lockdown in the capital.

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Renters to get legal protection if affected by coronavirus

Private renters and housing association tenants will be protected from eviction if they cannot pay rent as a result of coronavirus.

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How road upgrades are improving this north London area for renters

Finding an affordable rental home for one is difficult but worth it. 

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European-style London enclave is a hit with expats and A-list renters

This starry enclave has boutiques, cafés and Regent’s Canal.

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This laid-back London area with great pubs is a walk-to-work winner

This relaxed district is a hit with parents looking for top schools and reasonable commutes, plus young professionals and older downsizing couples. 

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The family-friendly west London district where renters put down roots

Television presenter Ria Hebden and her family have put down roots in Ealing, recently moving to their "dream street" in the area. 

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Huge co-living block with performing arts space approved for taxi HQ

The building will be next to the Grand Union Canal with 286 short-stay rooms.

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What it's like to rent in 'one of the world's coolest neighbourhoods'

Hipster brunch spots sit alongside well-loved international foodie outlets in this south London area, once named one of the world's coolest neighbourhoods. 

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Six ways renters can make their home more sustainable

From hiring your furniture to changing your light bulbs to more energy efficient ones, here are some things to consider in order to be a sustainable renter.

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The discount scheme for young Londoners spending 45% of pay on rent

Study found young London renters aren't aware of subsidised rental initiatives.

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Down to earth north London area with 'Europe's hippest high street'

A yoga fan and artist has found peace in a cool London village not far from where she grew up.