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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  • Matthew Little
    signed 2016-05-17 12:00:03 +0100
  • Jan Prest
    signed 2016-05-13 10:37:13 +0100
  • Bernardo Gollo
    signed 2016-05-03 08:22:22 +0100
  • Emma Moran
    signed 2016-05-02 19:58:36 +0100
  • Joe Yusuf
    signed 2016-04-29 11:27:17 +0100
  • emma sullivan
    signed 2016-04-28 11:54:22 +0100
    We are trapped in the private rent sector, with all of my months salary going on rent & living off my husbands.God help us if we lose one of our incomes, with two teenagers to support or we are given notice to quit from our landlord, it’s taken us in to dept just to afford fees and the deposit.

    The outlook for the children is even worse, to the point where I have told them if they get the chance to leave the UK to do so, as they will propably never be able to afford a home of there own and surport their own families here.In ten years time there will be a generation gap in our society as the young take their skills abroard in order to create a ‘normal’ affordable life. I can see the headlines now of skill shortages. What a shame goverments can’t see past their own term and work for everyones future.
  • Richard Webb
    signed 2016-04-23 15:15:31 +0100
  • thomas smith
    signed 2016-04-19 11:23:37 +0100
  • Pirran Driver
    signed 2016-04-18 16:49:16 +0100
  • Patricia Fitzroy
    signed 2016-04-15 20:19:01 +0100
    Signed
  • Samantha O'Mahony
    signed 2016-04-15 17:39:50 +0100
  • Barbara Kidd
    signed 2016-04-13 12:29:48 +0100
    I am seeing (foreign?) Property developers cramming in high rise flats into urban areas at prices that only the very rich can afford.

    People want to own their own home. A freehold home, with a garden. Eventually everyone gets sick and old. What will happen when you cannot pay your rent anymore? What happens if you can no longer use the stairs when the lift is out of order? Maybe those property developers will be given public money to build poor houses for the elderly and infirm.


    To develop community pride and healthy minds and bodies, people(children especially) need to live in houses with gardens. Some plot of land that belongs to them and they can pass onto their children. It truly is a retrograde step to stuff people into overpriced flats.

    Finally, many people who buy flats will have a very nasty shock. No longer are you in charge of when you do repairs. You cannot budget. These decisions to employ a particular builder to re-do the roof or replace all the windows are no longer under your control. Many people end up having to leave as they cannot keep up with the demands for increasing maintenance charges and rennovation costs.

    The only people who benefit are the rich who have shares in these property development companies
  • Smar Par
    signed 2016-04-12 10:37:26 +0100
  • Laura Friday
    signed 2016-04-10 22:31:05 +0100
  • Rae Cullen
    signed 2016-04-10 15:33:49 +0100
  • Jo Franks
    signed 2016-04-06 23:34:29 +0100
  • Ben Drake
    signed 2016-04-04 07:29:05 +0100
  • Monika Paczynska
    signed 2016-04-01 10:58:56 +0100
  • Aaron Lomax
    signed 2016-03-29 21:32:56 +0100
  • Danielle Snowdon
    signed 2016-03-29 15:50:20 +0100
  • Rahul Thiruvengadam
    signed 2016-03-27 22:29:24 +0100
  • Alex Booth
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-26 09:08:46 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Alex Booth
    signed 2016-03-26 09:05:50 +0000
  • Mark Turner
    signed 2016-03-23 14:45:12 +0000
  • Christopher Newbery
    signed 2016-03-05 18:59:55 +0000
  • Neil Bradbury
    signed 2016-02-29 14:53:05 +0000
  • Paraskevi Solomou
    signed 2016-02-28 10:13:59 +0000
  • Romit Jain
    signed 2016-02-27 08:31:45 +0000
    I have saved and saved for the last few years to be able to buy a decent home, but still can’t afford to buy the way house prices have increased. Homes should be for the majority real hardworking people to be able to live in and not for speculation and satisfy the greed of a few.
  • Bernard Hennin
    signed 2016-02-26 17:18:22 +0000
  • daniel philpott
    signed 2016-02-23 14:38:10 +0000
    I earn £70K/annum still cant afford a place in my home city of London