renting

10 hours ago

Rental Opportunity of the Week: This Flat Has Truly Broken Me

I'm spiralling, and it has a lot to do with the state of this place.

10.10.19

Life For Rent: My Friend Owns a Home and I'm Moving In – What Should I Know?

Plus: a tenant is haunted by the ghost of her former contract.

9.25.19

Rental Opportunity of the Week: A Flat Designed By a Serial Killer in Waiting

Some truly maniacal design choices in this Kensal studio flat, for £1,092 per month.

9.13.19

Constantly Moving House Is Bad for You and the Planet

Spoiler alert: like every other problem in your renter life, this is basically because of landlords.

8.21.19

Rental Opportunity of the Week: A Whole New Category of Landlord Monstrosity

A flat that you can live in from Monday to Friday – but absolutely NOT on the weekends!

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8.16.19

The Harsh Lessons You Learn Flat-Hunting in Your Late Twenties

Hello, to loss, denial, grief and crucially: realising you’re old, and looking for a new place on your own.

8.9.19

Landlords Are Still Screwing Renters Over, Despite the Tenancy Fee Ban

Two months after estate agents were banned from charging admin fees, VICE has found cases of landlords hiking rents to cover these costs.

8.1.19

Life For Rent: How Can I Stop My Landlord From Letting Himself In?

Housing advice columnist Vicky Spratt deals with a landlord who keeps entering his tenant's flat to leave rat poison.

7.25.19

Inside the Wildly Popular Forum Where Landlords Plot to Screw You Over

It's a terrifying window into the tenant/landlord power dynamic—and a national housing hellscape.

7.23.19

This Artist Makes Cheese from the Mould That Landlords Won't Remove

“I want the whole installation to have sort of a sinister vibe to it. I think of the cheeses as if they were bait or a little trap for the landlord.”

7.18.19

Life For Rent: Is Your Landlord Responsible for Fixing Mould in Your Flat?

Housing journalist Vicky Spratt is here to answer all your burning, rental-based questions in our new advice column Life For Rent.

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