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The first tenants and part-owners will move into the refurbished homes in Stratford, East London, this weekend over a year after the Olympic Games The former athletes' accommodation has been transformed into one, two, three, four and five bedroom
10 July 2013 1 View comments One in three home owners is over-65, new figures showed today laying bare huge problems young people face in getting on the property ladder. With property prices increasingly putting houses beyond the reach of people in
In much of the UK many young people have no prospect of getting on the property ladder...There's a long-held view in the UK that people rent only because they have to...But most of all, they rent because they can't yet afford to buy...But at a
Action is stirring in response to the country-wide housing crisis. Severe shortage and cuts to housing benefits leave the UK struggling to put roofs over heads. Some local authorities and tenant groups are trying to rebel; they need concerted support.
Shelter says government should regulate letting agents Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland Shelter Scotland's Graeme Brown called for agents to be regulated Letting agents for private property should be regulated by the Scottish government, a
Cleaner Anilsa Ramos, who is homeless with her family living in temporary accommodation. Photograph: Andy Hall for the Observer One of the Whitehall cleaners who has featured in the Observer's living wage campaign in support of an hourly minimum wage
Registration scheme to target rogue landlords begins Local government correspondent It is a landlord's responsibility to ensure properties are clean and in good working order Newham Council in east London is becoming the first local authority in
Martin Godwin for the Guardian Working families, ex-servicemen and people who volunteer will get priority in council housing lists over those who are homeless or destitute under new Whitehall plans. Vulnerable homeless families will be rehoused in
Bob Green Lesbian, gay and transgender tenants can face prejudice and discrimination when trying to rent a home in the private sector...Most tell us that the housing problems they're facing are related to their sexual orientation or gender identity...
Sir Adrian Montague estimates that housing demand is increasing each year at double the rate at which homes are being built. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Ministers are considering a new wave of publicly funded housebuilding to kick-start the