Solving the housing crisis requires action at all levels
The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis that isn’t going away anytime soon, with the pandemic only exacerbating this problem and leaving people struggling financially. Whilst we are seeing strong levels of first time buyers get onto the property ladder, simultaneously nearly 1 in 5 (18.7%) of households are occupied by private renters, with a …
Priti’s persecution of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities
In the last election Conservatives ran on a manifesto targeting the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller community. They sought to give police new powers to arrest and seize the property and vehicles of trespassers who set up unauthorised encampments – in “order to protect our communities”. But at what cost and where will these families go? Unauthorised encampments yet another …
Building a Coalition for Building Homes
In a way, it was almost inevitable that I would develop an interest in gentrification and housing. After all, I am a millennial and I grew up in Zone 2/3 of Inner London. I didn’t just watch my neighbourhood change as I grew up, I watched the door to a future my parents' generation took for granted close …
New Roofs or Old Ceilings?
Under Corbyn, Labour announced its bid to combat high rents through old-style rent ceilings. If we look back across history we see these have had many unintended consequences. Often we have found the introduction and continuance of rent controls have done more harm than good. So should Labour continue to embrace such a policy? We know rent legislation …
Rent controls: a retrospective
For more than 70 years, between the First World War and the late 1980s, the United Kingdom had a system of rent controls for private sector tenants. The policy was, on almost every metric, a success – argues Nick Bano. This middle portion of the 20th century stands in stark contrast to the housing conditions of the 21st: …
Guilt by Associations
Leading housing associations are losing their integrity as charitable organisations. They continue to trade on a set of myths about the sector that no longer hold true – writes Suz Muna. Housing Associations Build Social Housing Associations are increasingly indistinguishable from private developers and landlords, and their activities are increasingly focussed on market-level rents and sales. The result …
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