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.
From Berlin to New York, citizens from around the world have shown that it is possible to get governments to make affordable housing a priority.
Landlords could have a big impact on public health, if they help their tenants to feel at home.
New laws were supposed to protect people from living in unsafe conditions – but in the eyes of a judge, property guardians might not even count as 'tenants'.
Some houses are like a time capsule of social history that can tell us how living standards, and fashions, have changed over the years.
Previous laws gave tenants very little protection – but now landlords could face court if they don't keep their properties in good repair.
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.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
It's time to ditch this divisive label, and recognise the real cause of housing inequality.
Windows help those who can't get out understand and participate in the world around them.
Excess winter deaths could be tackled by improving housing.
There's so much that can be done to tackle the problem, The UK's levels of homelessness are dwarfed by the US' But so much more could be done to tackle the problem.
For a nation in the grips of a housing crisis, you'd expect high-rise developments to be good news – unfortunately not.
House prices in London fell by 0.6% in June after years of high growth.
The right to housing is enshrined in law in the Netherlands and South Africa – so what would it look like in the UK?
More and more housing in city-centres is being bought or built for the short-term rental market.
New policies on social housing and rough sleeping offer little fresh thinking on how to solve Britain's housing shortage.
The government's £163m fund would provide much-needed boost for community-led housing organisations – but it might also take away their control over new developments.
Improving social housing can help reduce emergency hospital admissions – and more.
Grenfell was a 'catastrophic regulatory failure', and reform is still needed – but above all, tenants must be empowered to make their homes safe.