In which I basically go on a bit about the problem of finding schools as a private renter

It had been particularly bad morning. A morning made all the worse by running a bit late, having to contend with very heavy rain and walking against a tide of parents and children trying to get to the school 4 doors away from my house while I was trying to get my child to her … More In which I basically go on a bit about the problem of finding schools as a private renter

A Trouble Shared

My son has long wanted to be a professional footballer when he grows up. Football is in the family to an extent which perhaps allows him to feel slightly closer to that dream profession than others of a similar age. For a couple of years he has lived and breathed football and any discussion, however … More A Trouble Shared

Labour’s Policies Relating to Private Renting – What They Mean to this Private Renter and her Family.

  Labour has announced plans to institute policies to support those of us who rent privately. These relate to three year tenancy agreements; an annual rent-increase cap; and a ban on letting agents charging excessive fees. As a private renter with a family, it’s the 3-year tenancies which in particular strike me as being a … More Labour’s Policies Relating to Private Renting – What They Mean to this Private Renter and her Family.

The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing

  I rent. I have never had a mortgage. I earn a salary which I am relieved to say, goes a fair way towards covering my outgoings. I pay more in rent than many people pay for their mortgages, certainly more than my contemporaries do. Undoubtedly though, in terms of how others view me, I … More The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing