Petition the government to target an end to rising house prices

In the past decade, the number of people stuck in the private rented sector has doubled. Houses already cost 10 times the average salary and their price keeps rising faster than wages. Now it takes a family 12 years to save a deposit on the average house, and today’s young adults are expected to be worse off than their parents. 

The only way housing will become affordable is if earnings start rising faster than house prices. By setting a house price inflation target of zero percent, the government would need to focus on fixing the housing market. But they won’t do anything unless they know people will vote for it.

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Why we are calling for the government to target 0% house price inflation

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We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty’s Government to set a house price inflation target of zero percent and to pursue policies to achieve this including a programme of housebuilding, property tax reform, and providing rented housing that tenants aren’t desperate to escape.

 

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  • @George__Tyson tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-24 10:07:18 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=12308
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  • signed 2017-05-15 15:22:48 +0100
    i am so desperate for a place to call home for my small family :( the private rented house in Swindon i am forced to live in is actually a derelict hovel and in need of thousands of pounds just to make it habitable. what is worst is that this house is making my depression worst :(
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    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • @marella0411 tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-10 22:13:43 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=12268
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    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
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  • @kirkabee tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-18 10:22:20 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=12199
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  • signed 2017-03-27 19:27:06 +0100
    House prices in Cambridge are criminal! the average house price is around half a million pounds, yet the average annual salary is 31k. Only the rich, or those with wealthy parents, can afford to buy a house here. Everyone else is stuck in overcrowded house shares where the entire house, living room and dining room, has been converted into bedrooms so that a lucky few can extort as much money out of the tenants as possible. This is truly embarrassing for what is supposed to be a developed country. I’m tired of nothing being done about house price issue in the South East!
  • @mpw1977Matt tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-27 17:28:50 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=2024
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