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UK rents don’t have to rocket – just look at Berlin | Ellie Mae O’Hagan10 Aug 4:00am

UK rents don’t have to rocket – just look at Berlin | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

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It’s time to join the fightback in the UK as renters’ unions take the battle to the landlordsI write this piece from Berlin, where I am currently staying in an airy three-bedroom apartment within easy reach of the city centre. The people who live here are not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but their home is light and spacious, and it’s not bankrupting them. Berlin’s housing system is not perfect. Friends who live here tell me securing an apartment is ludicrously competitive, and prices are rising faster than
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