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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  • Lauren Robinson
    signed 2020-01-21 16:43:01 +0000
  • Daniel Garrett
    signed 2020-01-02 20:57:14 +0000
    Hi, I think this would benefit from some petition signing targets being stated, for example, 10,000 signatures and this will be debated in parliament or however many it would require? I think this would motivate more people to sign!

    All the best!

  • Emily Farnan
    @EmilyFarnan tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-02 13:19:56 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Emily Farnan
    signed 2019-12-02 13:19:31 +0000
  • Gemma Hone
    signed 2019-09-11 17:04:09 +0100
  • Aleksandr Kushch
    signed 2019-09-01 18:57:35 +0100
  • Matthew Gosling
    signed 2019-08-21 20:42:28 +0100
    I am on a good wage. I can’t even imagine how most people can afford to buy a home. A very sad state of affairs.
  • Dee Bains
    signed 2019-08-11 19:58:17 +0100
    House prices have gone up for so long and I cannot see what the government has really done about it not sure what they will ever do
  • Katie Roche
    signed 2019-07-01 03:53:10 +0100
  • Bernadette Belbin
    signed 2019-06-20 10:45:44 +0100
    I am a public sector worker having taught in High schools for the past 20years, my husband has also worked all his life and we have two children aged 10 and 12.

    Due to the absence of a ‘bank of mum and dad’ scenario, we have been trapped in the rent trap now all our lives and have no chance of raising a deposit- our wages have stagnated since 2008 and yet our rent has risen up by 5% each year. As the lettings agent put it- down to ‘pressure on the market’, which of course they are themselves applying.

    One of the worst blows I’ve seen is the corruption of the ‘help to buy scheme’. Which does not address the needs of those without a deposit or a good wage, and in fact has simply helped the rich get richer.
  • Allen Fletcher
    signed 2019-05-20 12:59:34 +0100
    30 miles from London and a basic one bed flat (cheap conversion) costs £200k, how does a first time buyer afford a £20k deposit and £180k mortgage?

    Let alone those who are on low wages with a property worth x15 times their yearly salary.

    By borrowing to their maximum limit, interest rates then increase on the loan, can no longer afford the repayments, debts mount – lose their home – drop into the private rental trap……Its a disgrace!
  • Charlotte Sears
    signed 2019-05-16 07:44:32 +0100
  • Michael Headon
    signed via 2019-04-27 06:56:04 +0100
    Michael Headon
  • Lucy Crivella
    @Lucy_Crivella tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-26 13:10:11 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Lucy Crivella
    signed 2019-04-26 13:10:03 +0100
    Houses are a place to live and not a financial plaything, we all have the right to be able to have a nice place to live in is absurd that just reach people are able to do that
  • Janey Dorrell
    signed 2019-04-16 23:56:19 +0100
  • Rose Lock
    @roselock22 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-12 20:53:34 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Devlin Price
    signed 2019-03-07 10:53:44 +0000
    Here ye
  • molly fern
    signed via 2019-03-06 20:31:52 +0000
  • Miles Ratcliffe
    signed 2019-03-06 18:59:45 +0000
  • Gwen Tughushi
    signed 2019-03-04 15:29:31 +0000
  • Hannah Bryant
    signed 2019-03-01 17:49:08 +0000
  • Jodie Franks
    signed 2019-01-21 16:53:49 +0000
    I have now finally been able to afford my own home, with thanks to the bank of Mom & Dad – without their help I really don’t know what I would’ve done. I don’t want to get rich off my house, I am just so happy I now have a place to call home. This has to end, I don’t want the next generation to go through what we have.

    My parents were able to afford a nice 3 bed semi back in late 80s with their very modest jobs… 30 years later myself and my partner both have much higher paying jobs than my parents ever had (considering inflation) yet it has been almost impossible for us to get onto the ladder.

    We have worked so hard, earn more but are still worse off than the generation before… its crazy!
  • Lucy
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-19 13:40:35 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Lucia Crivella
    signed 2019-01-19 13:34:13 +0000
    Lucia Crivella
  • Steve Thomas
    signed 2019-01-17 19:17:57 +0000
    I’ve had to move 3 times in 3 years, from a great place in Walthamstow Central, further and further out, into bad unhealthy to even worse circumstances due to the landlords selling up or eviction because the landlord wanting to massively increase rent via an agent.

    Every day more and more flyers through the door from greed focused agents. They have become the new 80s style “Loads a Money” never mind you J ack “i’m LOADED”.

    Rant over – solution – massively tax overseas buyers and an ever progressive tax on the more property an individual owns. Spend this money on newbuilds.

    The less we have to pay in Rent the more we have to spend on other stuff – great for the economy, makes the world go around – “Come on you Useless Politicians.”
  • Emma Constantinides
    signed 2019-01-16 13:09:21 +0000
  • Katharina Stremel
    signed 2019-01-08 19:20:51 +0000
  • Emer O Connor
    signed 2019-01-04 01:14:32 +0000
  • Seb Crawford
    signed 2018-12-18 02:52:17 +0000
    It disgusts me how properties are overvalued and due to an increase in greed and oversees. Users playing around with the market for their gain the rest of us are screwed! A house should be a persons home and should be left out of the market game. People should be limited to how many homes they can have. Greed is ruining this country for everyone else. I can’t call the UK my home (despite being born here) cause I now can’t afford one thanks to capitalist greed. We also need to stop selling our properties to foreigners. The people’s interests should come first. Why am I even paying taxes? Sort this nasty mess out.