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Dreaming of living in central London? #Goals

Generation Rent
Choosing  a flat to rent in London can be a hassle. Finding a quality apartment can be an even bigger challenge but that's the price we have to pay to live in the cosmopolitan city. Aktolkyn Auyen, Izza Hina and Tsakane Chabane explore the popular areas of Baker Street, Bayswater and Hampstead to help you with your selection.                     Photo Credit: Chris Jones                        Photo Credit: Márcio Cabral de Moura                        Photo Credit: Ewan Munro   Baker Street was laid in the 18th century by William Baker and has always been a high-class area. Bayswater is one of the most cosmopolitan areas, with notable residents like Sting and Keira Knightly. And on Sundays artists and photographers showcase their work on railings beside Kensi
Ben Costachunk: Getting under London’s rent crisis

Ben Costachunk: Getting under London’s rent crisis

Generation Rent
A stop motion exploring the woes of generation rent Words: Desta Wondirad, Ali Mulaga, Asma Qureshi and Lyubomira Ivanova This is the tale of Ben Costachunk. Ben’s family lived in China for 70 years, but the house his grandfather bought was then given back to the government thanks to their housing policy. Hoping to find a better situation in his motherland, he goes back to England. But, like many young, foreign and broke people, Ben finds himself smack dab in the middle of London’s rent crisis. His hardships are many, but familiar to all. While Costachunk’s story may be slightly exaggerated, the issues he faces are more fact that fiction. We won’t spoil the end, but housing is a vicious cycle of problems that doesn’t seem to have an end, and Costchunk is neither the first nor th
Renting horror stories

Renting horror stories

Generation Rent
It seems great. The pictures look good, the estate agent is really enthusiastic and your housemates aren't complete freaks (yet)... what could possibly go wrong? Turns out, a heck of a lot. Witness the horror as 14 anonymous people tell us the absolute worst things that have happened to them while renting. Words: Lauren Burgess Photos: Lauren Burgess Photo editing: Denisa Rosca and Fu Lei   Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: Wikimedia Source: flickr Source: UnSplash Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: flickr Source: Wikipedia Source: PixaBay
Renting in London: things you must know

Renting in London: things you must know

Generation Rent
When searching for properties to rent in London there are two paths you can go down, agencies and independent landlords. Here are our tips to get you by. Words: Tiasha Simon, Karolina Zilenaite Photos: Mariya Savova, Julia Tsilman Video: Julia Tsilman INDEPENDENT LANDLORDS You would think when going independently in terms of searching for houses everything would be smooth sailing, missing out on all those fees agencies like to charge, what could be better? Think again. Going through room renting websites may have you wanting to crawl into estate agents and beg them to find a place to live. Anywhere. Just anywhere. The horrors of house hunting can chisel away at your sanity. Bouncing between different websites for hours on end becomes a chore, and there are plenty of them to lo
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