1. Kevin McCloud: 'Grand Designs is such an emotional journey — even I want to cry filming it'

    By India Block Like millions of people, I love a good episode of Grand Designs . But I watch it through my fingers. The potential for someone’s dreams getting crushed on TV always has me huddled behind the sofa cushions (if someone puts Master Chef on, I have to leave the room), and
  2. Britons may find it harder to secure accommodation for their UK holidays as rules on short-term lets change

    By Anna Barry Britons hoping to enjoy a UK staycation may find there are fewer Airbnbs and home rentals available as the Government announces a crackdown on letting for short periods. Short-term lets are usually offered to the market for six months or less and can contribute to flo
  3. 'Solving our dire homes crisis will be the key to getting into No10 - it starts with social housing'

    By Kwajo Tweneboa, Housing campaigner and guest columnist I firmly believe the next election could be won or lost on housing policies. Major political parties have one shot at getting it right – and right now the most acute crisis is in social housing and the rental sector. Yet bet
  4. Do Americans Really Only Want Sprawl?

    By Christian Britschgi Happy Tuesday and welcome to another edition of Rent Free. This week's stories include: The House of Representatives' surprisingly bipartisan $78 billion tax bill expands and tweaks the federal government's program for funding new affordable housing. Portland