Homes

Fact checks related to house prices, the number of new homes built, landlords and private renting

11 December 2019

Is it true that Labour will make private landlords sell their properties to their tenants?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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Is it true that Labour will make private landlords sell their properties to their tenants?
5 December 2019

There are 11 million people in the private rented sector

In 2009/10 there were 3.4 million households renting from a private landlord and this has risen to 4.5 million in 2017/18.

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There are 11 million people in the private rented sector
16 October 2019

Viral post about Conservatives’ record in government gets lots of things wrong

It incorrectly claims that child poverty is up 50%, crime is up 30%, and public sector pay is down 15%.

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Viral post about Conservatives’ record in government gets lots of things wrong
18 July 2019

How much more difficult is it to buy a home?

Jeremy Hunt said since the mid-90s house prices have gone up threefold while incomes of people in their twenties has gone up 20%. That underestimates income growth.

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How much more difficult is it to buy a home?
22 February 2019

The estimated number of homeless people in Britain is broadly comparable to the population of Iceland

The calculation includes the number of people living in temporary accommodation, hostels and those sleeping rough.

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The estimated number of homeless people in Britain is broadly comparable to the population of Iceland
18 December 2018

What’s happening to rented social housing in England?

Social housing is low cost rented housing and low cost home ownership for people who may not be able to access the private market.

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What’s happening to rented social housing in England?
31 August 2018

The state of social renting in Scotland

The number of social homes started in Scotland each year has been slightly higher under the SNP than the Labour-Lib Dem coalition.

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The state of social renting in Scotland
13 June 2018

How many households have been rehoused since the Grenfell Tower fire?

184 households from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk have accepted an offer of permanent housing. Not all have moved in yet.

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How many households have been rehoused since the Grenfell Tower fire?
13 June 2018

Is home ownership on the up?

Home ownership in England rose slightly last year following year-on-year falls since 2004.

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Is home ownership on the up?
18 May 2018

Two thirds of former Grenfell households are not in permanent homes

How many households made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire have accepted permanent or temporary accommodation, and how many are in permanent homes?

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Two thirds of former Grenfell households are not in permanent homes

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