John has a startlingly horrid story about the perils of renting on his blog which you can read below. It is yet another example of the UK’s broken rental market and sadly not the only one we’ve heard here at

“Rats eat bait above my head. I rent in dread they will enter this annex. Not my home. Never will be. Yet I live in servitude. Like an 18th century chimney sweep. I am 33 next week. 3 As at A level, degree and Masters soon. I have rented for my adult life. I despise landlords. I despise this landlady who has just told me the heating will be turned off for the summer.”