We had good jobs, sacrificed a lot, and done everything our generation is told we are meant to. But the pandemic had other plans.
Sure, millennials have it easier than Generation X in many ways, but there's one aspect no one can deny it getting harder for the younger generation: housing.
Over 2.5 million people over the age of 60 are ready to move out of the family home and into something more suitable, but there just aren't enough houses being built for this kind of buyer. In total, there are just 720,000 retirement
Unfortunately, a property guardian doesn’t have the same rights as tenants - guardianship isn’t your typical assured shorthold tenancy, which is what you’d usually expect while renting privately. Or perhaps you already have?
A council home won't be for life any more - after changes brought in by the Housing Bill currently going through parliament. In future, getting a council house will only mean you have the right to stay for a fixed term of either two or five
The introduction of the flat rate state pension next year is supposed to mean a better deal for everyone, but it seems that one swathe of people have been overlooked. The idea behind the flat rate, which will see the state pension increase to
Are you looking for a new home that's a little bit different from the rest? Well you're in luck because a Japanese design firm has produced a flat-pack house! Muji will be selling these brand new, minimalist houses from just $150,000
Private sector rents jumped to a new record high of £778 a month on average in May across England and Wales, according to a buy-to-let index. A lack of choice of rental properties and improving household incomes meaning that some tenants are
If it's movies, it's Brad and Angelina. Music and sport? Posh and Becks. But the pin-up couple of buy-to-let property? That would be Fergus and Judith. And they were in the news again this week, offloading some of their property.
We've often written here about housing taxation, and said along the way that we'd like to see stamp duty dumped on the basis that it is a huge barrier to labour mobility (the average household moves far less often now than it did before
Two brothers have taken house building into their own hands after high summer tourist rent prices forced them out of their home in Cornwall. James and Aaron Aldred had been renting a home in St Agnes, Cornwall but when their contract ended they
A West Sussex farmer has turned down an astonishing £275 million offer to buy his land. Robert Worsley has been farming the 550 acres of land for the last 15 years and was offered the money by developers who want to build housing on the land.
The famous 'Crooked House' in the picturesque city of Windsor has been put on sale for a hefty £1.5 million. The property is officially known as Market Cross house and is instantly recognisable thanks to its notably wonky outer
Visiting a property with an estate agent? Be prepared: you might well come across naked pictures of the current owners - or even a tree growing through the living room. One in five house hunters have been surprised by an "unusual"
Thousands more homes which can meet the needs of older people will be needed in the coming years to prevent bed-blocking bottlenecks in the NHS growing worse, the National Housing Federation has warned. The Federation said that with three
Plymouth, Cardiff and Leeds are among the best-value cities to rent a home while London, Edinburgh and Birmingham are among the least affordable places, a report suggests. Insurer HomeLet analysed 16 cities across the UK to calculate the
If you were planning on renovating your home, the bad news is that building costs are on the rise. Builders' merchant Travis Perkins has estimated that, as a result of manufacturer price increases, the cost of building an extension is
An estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the last year in order to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter. The charity said that 10.5% of working adults with children said they
Private sector rents are back on the increase in real terms for the first time in more than a year, a major lettings network has reported. The average monthly rent across England and Wales increased by 2.0% in the 12 months to July, edging
Not all homes are the same. In fact, many of the properties coming up for sale in the UK every week are downright bizarre. That doesn't mean they won't make beautiful, happy homes, though. This week, we take a tour round a two-bedroom
When we, as a nation, discuss old age we more often than not contextualise it around pensions and specifically the state pension. But there is far more to the story of our ageing population than retirement income. There are myriad factors to
Not all properties are the same. In fact, many of the flats and houses coming up for sale in the UK every week are downright bizarre. That doesn't mean they won't make beautiful, happy homes, though. This week, we take a tour around
A leading union will today call for 250,000 new houses to be built every year and for 30,000 empty homes to be brought into use to tackle the UK's housing "crisis". The GMB believes workers are being priced out of buying or