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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  • 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
  • Keith Hulse
    signed 2016-02-19 15:15:20 +0000
    My daughter works rural but lives city. Can not afford to buy home

    in city so must seek a home deeper in rural areas.

    Rising house prices only profit the friends of those on power. Let us bring

    the prices down, please.
  • Emelebele Owoh
    signed 2016-02-15 15:37:44 +0000
  • Pierrick Moreaux
    @PierrickMoreaux tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-13 22:34:00 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Pierrick Moreaux
    signed 2016-02-13 22:33:40 +0000
  • Venessa Parker
    signed 2016-02-11 22:19:17 +0000
  • Alex Pavlides
    signed 2016-02-07 09:43:52 +0000
  • Dee Stainfield
    signed 2016-01-12 14:11:26 +0000
    Sick and tired of landlords and over priced housing. I want to buy. If you can pay rent you can pay a mortgage.
  • Graham Byfield
    signed 2016-01-10 04:42:20 +0000
  • Janice Hughes
    signed 2016-01-08 12:28:27 +0000
    We are a middle aged couple who have sold our home and are cash buyers & we cannot find anything for our quarter of a million budget. Homes are becoming unaffordable to ordinary hard working people who just want a home of their own. It’s about time the buy to let/investors were curbed.
  • Ranjit Singh
    signed 2016-01-06 18:48:12 +0000
    Houses for homes not investments
  • Giles Constantine
    signed 2016-01-06 15:41:58 +0000
  • Kay Cochrane
    signed 2016-01-06 11:17:06 +0000
  • Ceri Broussine
    signed 2016-01-06 09:53:33 +0000
  • Fran Sales
    signed 2016-01-05 15:29:44 +0000
  • Diane Montgomery
    signed 2016-01-04 22:48:45 +0000
  • Karen Jones
    signed 2016-01-04 20:21:47 +0000
  • Andrew Hawke
    signed 2016-01-04 18:47:02 +0000