Stereotypes that paint landlords as "bad" and tenants as "good", and pit the two groups against each other, are actually holding back progress.
Not all landlords see their properties purely as investments. As welfare reforms take hold, some are starting to take greater responsibility for the well-being of their tenants.
Housing laws in England can still leave tenants without proper protection, but the latest reforms offer hope for the future.
Landlords could have a big impact on public health, if they help their tenants to feel at home.
Previous laws gave tenants very little protection – but now landlords could face court if they don't keep their properties in good repair.
Socialisation of housing would see profits from rent put back into the maintenance and modernisation of the buildings.
The government has had to rethink its roll-out of Universal Credit – but small tweaks to the system won't prevent people on housing benefit from being evicted.
Housing policy needs to prioritise housing's function as a home, rather than an asset.
Grenfell was a 'catastrophic regulatory failure', and reform is still needed – but above all, tenants must be empowered to make their homes safe.
A new report shows how the private rental sector is changing.
Wall Street landlords are living the American Dream – but what about their tenants?
Renters worry that asking their landlords for better insulated homes could cause a rent hike.
Without better regulation, renting will still be insecure and unaffordable.
Improving energy efficiency is not an option for a significant number of people in Australia – renters.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.