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90,000 children in Britain to face Christmas homeless 

03 Nov 2014

90,000 children in Britain – the equivalent of three in every school – will spend this Christmas homeless, government figures show.

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Sky-high housing costs leave five million stuck in the 'rent-trap' 

29 Oct 2014

Two thirds of private renters in England are unable to save a penny towards a deposit for a home of their own, leaving them stuck in the 'rent-trap'.

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Families’ health at risk as rogue landlords refuse repairs 

15 Oct 2014

More than 1 in 10 renting families have suffered health problems in the past year because of their landlords failing to deal with bad living conditions, research released today shows.

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A tenth of landlords unable to confirm their tenants are gas safe 

22 Sep 2014

One in ten landlords are unable to confirm their tenants are living in a gas safe home, according to new research by British Gas and Shelter.

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First time buyers helped by the Bank of Mum and Dad receiving £23k each 

16 Sep 2014

UK parents give an average of £23,000 when helping their children with a deposit to get onto the property ladder, according to new research from Shelter.

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Housing costs put 3.4 million households on a financial knife-edge 

09 Sep 2014

More than 3 million households across the country are living on a knife-edge where a small drop in income could cost them their home, new figures reveal today.

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