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  • rent due

    While times are tough 'cash poor' pensioners, many have the benefit of owning their own home. Moneywise asks what hope is there for the future generations who can't afford to get on the property...

  • Renting

    The cost of renting a home has stalled as an increase in the number of first-time buyers getting onto the property ladder starts to ease pressure on the rental market.

  • Rent due

    Lower-income working families can't afford to rent a home in a third of Britain, research reveals.

  • Renting

    Rent increased across England and Wales by 3.5% in the year to May 2013, taking the average rent to £737 a month.

  • Have you ever considered getting a mortgage with a friend to help with that all-important first step onto the property ladder? Our expert advises a reader in this situation and throws up some key...

  • The cost of renting hit a record high of £734 a month in August after five consecutive months of rising prices.

  • Tighter lending criteria for mortgages more people are having to rent for longer, but the UK rental system is skewed to fit the landlord and letting agent - not the tenant.

  • Renting

    Rents have risen again, leaving tenants having to scrape together an average of £718 a month in order to keep a roof over their heads.

  • Could you benefit from the schemes pairing those in need of help or company at home with those looking for somewhere affordable to rent?

  • Handing over keys

    Owning a home is beyond the reach of many, but renting can cost you more in certain parts of the country.