Rooms, Rogues and Renters
With many Londoners now spending half their earnings on renting in the capital, Mark Jordan lifts the lid on this cut-throat world. He exposes the squalor, revenge evictions and soaring costs now facing the Generation Renters priced out of the housing market.
Room with a tree
The average Londoner is now spending more than half their take-home pay on their rent, leading to fears that many are ending up in homes which are not fit for purpose.
BBC London has been given access to a number of properties deemed unsuitable to live in.
One property in Lambeth, which had a tree growing through a bedroom, was rented out for £100 a week.
Local authorities say a growing number of people are now paying for substandard properties.