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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  • 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 http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=10528
  • 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
  • Maciej Lisowski
    signed 2016-01-04 18:42:50 +0000
  • Kriss Holliday
    signed 2016-01-04 18:35:45 +0000
    I live close to london (surrey) and therefore use public transport as my main means of getting around, I also help my mum care for my disable sister, I would love to own my own home but in order to do so I’d have to move 20 miles away from where my mum lives, meaning I’d no longer be able to offer the support I currently give her, I am one of David Camerons so called ‘strives’ yet with a good single wage I still can’t afford an affordable flat in the area I grew up in! Something has to change and change soon!!!
  • Laila Kawwa
    signed via 2016-01-01 20:20:01 +0000
  • Philip McCaffery
    signed 2015-12-30 12:31:41 +0000
  • Cynthia McKinney
    signed 2015-12-30 03:38:28 +0000
    I am a 58 year old disabled woman who can not pay for an apartment because I can’t work anymore I have to rent a room in a supposedly clean and sober living house. This is so horrible but I have no choice. Stop the rising costs of housing please
  • Declan O'Riordan
    signed 2015-12-29 00:02:38 +0000
  • Martin Malinowski
    signed 2015-12-28 10:33:06 +0000
    The last 3 decades have seen price rises leading to huge unearned transfers of wealth from first time buyers to owners of property, locking millions into insecure lets completely inappropriate for their circumstances. Let’s bring back fairness to the system by ensuring price stability that discourages speculation and allows families to put down roots.
  • Dermott O'Gorman
    signed 2015-12-24 14:08:24 +0000
    This housing crisis is a damning indictment on this and the previous Government’s inability to understand the needs of working people.
  • Eunice Ameyaw
    signed 2015-12-22 08:31:57 +0000
  • Chris Jackson
    signed 2015-12-15 11:17:00 +0000
    I have been renting for over 5 years now and I feel that by the time I get to actually buying my home I will be close to retirement, most of my siblings own their homes either through having high paying wages or being single and having little in expenses and the ability to save quickly in high volumes. So I fully support this movement
  • Andrew Ogg
    signed 2015-12-15 01:05:58 +0000
    I earn a good salery with a university education and I find it appauling that many people I know of my parents generation own 6+ houses that they rent, and yet I cannot imagine being able to live on what’s left when I consider a mortgage.
  • Paul Kent
    signed 2015-12-10 08:08:46 +0000
  • Helen Hope
    signed 2015-12-01 13:56:39 +0000
    House prices are disgusting. They in no way reflect the real value of bricks and mortar. The way they have Been allowed to rise is insane.