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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  • signed 2017-02-23 15:06:25 +0000
  • signed 2017-02-22 15:41:07 +0000
    I want my children and grandchildren to be able to buy an affordable home.
  • signed 2017-02-22 09:02:55 +0000
    Give young people a chance. Stop inflating houses prices out of line with wages.
  • signed 2017-02-22 08:55:13 +0000
  • signed 2017-02-08 09:31:31 +0000
    Planning laws need overhauling to allow self builders to build. Nimbies seem to have a stronger voice than those trying to alleviate the housing crisis.
  • signed 2017-01-29 15:15:06 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-27 20:40:06 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-25 18:46:34 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-25 10:02:55 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-17 21:31:42 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-15 14:03:08 +0000
    Want a house can’t afford 10,000-20,000 deposit because I’d rather live then save. Why the hell does bricks and a boiler cost upwards of 90,000
  • signed 2017-01-08 22:33:09 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-03 09:06:36 +0000
    We need to stop treating houses as investments and treating them for what they are – places to live. The government has rigged the system to keep house prices artificially inflated, and it needs to stop. Hopefully the wheels will fall off soon of their own accord, but this cannot be guaranteed and we need policies to ensure affordable housing for all. Much tougher on clamping down on second homes. Much tougher on rich foreign buyers in the big cities. Build more houses and tax the sh!t out of parasitic speculators and BTLers. Surely it’seems not difficult. Problem is the government has vested interests and they need to be faced up to.
  • signed 2016-12-27 00:14:45 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-26 21:13:15 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-26 12:47:09 +0000
    Emma Forsyth
  • signed 2016-12-21 06:50:40 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-16 18:14:02 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-14 00:10:18 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-13 08:37:37 +0000
    Mary Ahern
  • signed 2016-12-12 19:58:41 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-01 07:13:52 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-28 12:38:28 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-24 15:58:31 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Make the property market fair again for renting and selling. Let the younger generation live their lives! Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • signed 2016-11-24 15:57:41 +0000
    Make the property market fair again for renting and selling. Let the younger generation live their lives!
  • signed 2016-11-22 21:49:52 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-21 16:41:38 +0000
    House price rise is cancerous to the families and this should be stopped immediately.
  • @Marc_Will_2233 tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-21 16:41:29 +0000
    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=11599
  • signed 2016-11-17 22:44:09 +0000