Is building more homes the only cure for the housing crisis?
“There are 1.5 million empty commercial and residential buildings in the UK and 110,000 homeless people – that’s about 10 empty buildings per homeless person which is ridiculous. ” http://gu.com/p/44ey4/sbl
“….The growth of the private rented sector in the last 20 years has seen a huge rise in amateur landlords across Britain. Currently 72% of landlords rent out just one property and 88% rent out less than three properties; furthermore, the huge majority are not part of professional industry bodies or accreditation schemes. Due to the lack of regulation in the sector, though, these figures remain estimates – the government does not actually know how many landlords are currently operating in the country…..” (Generation Rent)
…..but is it a good idea?
Click here for the article from Generation Rent.
Bristol is to become the first city in the UK to endorse an Ethical Lettings Charter.
Find out more >>
The House of Lords has passed a law banning revenge evictions.
For further details click on the image below (supplied by Shelter.org.uk).
A law to end revenge evictions
- Since 1959, house prices in the South East have shot up by £293,000
- In Brighton and Hove, 1,308 households are homeless
Yes, really. Worse still…..
- 885 of those households are families with children
It’s getting tough to afford a home – in Brighton and Hove….
- house prices have gone up 21% in the last three years
- Rent has gone up as well–by 7% in the same period
Higher house prices means more people turn to renting – so rents go up too
There just aren’t enough affordable homes…..
- In 2014, only 170 were built in Brighton and Hove
The housing crisis is getting too big to ignore – find out how bad it is in your area here
It’s time to do something about it.
Figures provided by