There are 1.1 million more homes in England since 2010
217,000 homes were added to the overall housing stock in England in 2016/17, the second highest amount in the last 26 years.
Social housing stock has fallen over the last 30 years
The proportion of people living in social housing halved between the early 1980s and early 2010s, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Homelessness in England
We've put together some of the key facts on homelessness and rough sleeping in England.
How many children are homeless in England, Scotland and Wales?
How many children are living in temporary accommodation?
Is house building at record levels?
There were 184,000 new homes built in England in 2016/17, compared to 200,000 in 2007/08.
Have more council houses been built in the last seven years than under Labour?
Technically more council houses have been built since 2010 than during the 13 years of Labour but most new social houses aren’t council houses.
Are we spending more than half our income on rent?
There are 12 local authorities where the person on the average salary would have to spend 60% or more of their income to pay the average private rent.
House building in England
Our overview of the supply and demand for homes in England.
Do most people own one house?
In England the share of households with a second home is small.
Housing: supply and demand
The number of houses being built has increased over the last decade, but it’s not keeping up with demand.
Did MPs vote against forcing homes to be made fit to live in?
Currently, there aren’t any specific rules in effect requiring private landlords in England to provide properties that are ‘fit for human habitation’.
Labour’s Land Value Tax: will you have to sell your garden?
It depends on how the policy is designed and it’s not a firm proposal anyway.
Liberal Democrat Manifesto: Housing
What is happening to the housing market?
Is housing getting less affordable?
But what does ‘affordable housing’ mean? The word is used to mean different things in different contexts, and there’s no single measure of the ‘right amount’ to spend on housing.
What landlords are getting from the government
Individual landlords can get allowances for the cost of running properties.
Labour Manifesto: Young Homeowners
We've factchecked claims from Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour party manifesto launch.
Labour's affordable housing record
The number of affordable homes fell by 420,000 under Labour.
Council house replacements
We’ve looked into claims made by Jeremy Corbyn in his speech at the Labour party conference.
At least 120,000 children in Great Britain are homeless
Calculations by a housing charity for the number of under-18s and expecting mothers living in temporary accommodation stack up.
House building: counting the government's record
We've looked at the Labour and Conservative records on house building, the impact of the financial crisis and how house building measures affect the picture.
Saving up for stamp duty
69% of potential first-time homebuyers who responded to an online poll said that raising the money for costs like stamp duty would be ‘difficult’
Does the UK have the highest rate of property tax in the world?
It does, as a proportion of GDP, but it’s hard to say what this means
Spending on Housing Benefit
We examine the exchange between the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition over the Housing Benefit bill.