Tenants in London face upfront fees averaging more than £2,500 - before they start paying rent.
The figures released by the Labour Party show that these upfront costs are the highest in London, compared to the rest of the UK.
The statistics also show that when rent is included, the average upfront cost to tenants increases to nearly £4,000.
The widening gap between house prices and wages means London's first time buyers pay almost £140,000 more for a home compared to rest of UKRead the full story ›
Someone, somewhere in London should be nearly £2 million richer. A winning lottery ticket is still unclaimed which could transform the fortunes of one player - but only if they claim the prize before the deadline.
- The ticket was bought on January 28 in the Barnet area
- The winner matched five numbers 3, 4, 17, 24, 30, 34 & bonus of 36
- The deadline to claim the life-changing prize is July 27
We're eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings this amazing prize could really make a difference to somebody's life.
We're urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
Got the winning ticket? Call 0845 910 0000.
Gianni Versace never got to live in the four-bedroom home as he was murdered before the purchase was completed.Read the full story ›
Firefighters from across the country will descend on Westminster today to protest against what they say is a false guarantee given to MP's as part of a parliamentary debate into firefighter pensions. The protest coincides with 24 hours of strike action firefighters in England will be taking from 7am this morning. Contingency plans have been put in place to deal with emergencies.
Only one third of new homes needed in London were built in 2014, according to analysis by the National Housing Federation.
More than 37,500 more houses needed to be built to keep up with demand.
The lack of supply, pricing many people out of owning or privately renting a home.
The Government has been accused of refusing to negotiate with firefighters ahead of a fresh strike over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for 24 hours from 7am tomorrow, forcing brigades across the country to put contingency plans in place.
The union says improvements have been made in Wales, Scotland and Ireland but not England.
The TUC are calling for the government to increase the minimum wage and do more to encourage businesses to pay their staff the living wage.
Geoff Tily, Senior Economist at the TUC said it was time for the government to take decisive action to help working families living in poverty due to low pay.
Half of workers in Harrow West are currently being paid less than the minimum wage, according to new figures released by the TUC.
The research, based on ONS figures, show a number of pay 'black spots' across the capital.
The London living wage is currently set at £9.15 per hour.
Almost half of Londoners living in some boroughs earn less than the living wage, according to new figures released by the TUC.
The London living wage is currently set at £9.15 per hour, compared with £7.85 across the rest of the country.
Nationally, more than five million people earn less than the living wage.
The rate is set by the Living Wage foundation and calculated by the Greater London Authority to cover all boroughs in Greater London.