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If you haven't signed our petition yet, please click here. And don't forget to tell your friends and family about the campaign!

Your elected representatives are supposed to do what's best for the country, but they won't take action on the housing crisis unless their constituents tell them that it's a problem. 

  • MPs can raise our issues with ministers and their colleagues. Most MPs already recognise the need to build more houses, but it is also important to argue for keeping house prices stable and improving conditions for people stuck in rented housing. 
  • Councillors decide whether or not new houses get built so ask them how many houses the council is planning to build as part of its local strategy and tell them that you want to support new developments.
  • If you live in London you can also write to your Assembly Members, who have a lot of influence over city housing policy.

Politicians will be more interested in receiving correspondence that tells a personal story about the housing crisis rather than something that's been copied and pasted, but our campaign will be most effective if supporters demand a consistent set of policies - please use our pages on the housing crisis and our solutions to help write your emails. 

Find your elected representatives using WriteToThem.com - simply enter your postcode in the envelope below. Let us know how you get on through feedback@pricedout.org.uk 

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  • commented 2017-01-25 10:36:46 +0000
    Petition signed.

    Although house prices are unfairly high, I feel that the rental market is an even bigger concern currently; which seems to have gone up at an even faster rate than freehold over the past few years – certainly in Warwickshire, where I’m currently based.
    I agree wholeheartedly with the proposals in section 4 of the PricedOut Manifesto. Additionally, I’d like to see PCM prices capped, and made proportional to house value; Landlords seem to be passing on their increased stamp duty fees to tenants.
    The typical greed of Landlords, and unethical approach of Letting agents is clear see; aggressive attempts to manipulate the market with some outrageous initial prices. It’s interesting to see that a high proportion of properties are reduced at least once before a contract is gained, affirming this aggressive approach. But for every naive or desperate tenant who takes up a contract at these gross prices, the market shifts up a notch.
    New letting agents continue to sprout up in Leamington Spa; this should not be the appealing business venture that it clearly is currently.
  • commented 2016-06-20 15:31:06 +0100
    THE cause of the UK housing Crisis.

    The mortgage income of five U.K. banks rose by 17 % in 2015 – according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)- faster than the Brick economies. When invested it was worth £1.3trillion – greater than HMG’s revenue from V.A.T. and Income Tax.
    Bank of England, HM Treasury, the Stock Exchange, the City and five banks benefit as consumer spending grows with higher house prices: sterling is strengthened and invisible earnings help the balance of trade.
    I have counted over one hundred practical, but second order causes of the rise in house prices, but the drive of the mortgage lenders to increase earnings is supported by face to face lobbying of the Chancellor by CML who devise schemes to increase mortgage availability (and their income) which are adopted as government initiatives. Since the supply of houses is restricted, these initiatives drive up house prices.
    Each of the five banks has been fined, ranging from £13million (Santander) to $2.4bn (Barclays). Prior to 1981 banks were not allowed to arrange mortgages. Prior to 1981 U.K. house prices were relatively stable.
    Can there be any doubt about the cause of low supply and out of reach house prices – and of the means to end the crisis?
    My paper ‘The U.K. tearway housing bonanza” explains.
    James Armstrong james36armstrong@hotmail.com
  • commented 2016-02-25 09:27:31 +0000
    Signed the petition, the house prices right by where I work at the DVLA http://www.dvla-contact-number.co.uk/ have shot up over the past 5 years. Its making it increasingly hard for younger people to afford to get on the property ladder.
  • commented 2015-11-01 10:58:05 +0000
    My paper, “£1.3tr Mortgage Floods destroy Houses,” identifies the macro-economic drivers of what I call the tearaway success of the UK mortgage market. and sets out solutions including Regulators fining unlawful landbankers (‘strategic land holders) for rigging the housng-land market, reducing supply of new houses and driving up land and house prices and rents.
    see also Prof Chris Hamnett’s paper for iPPR , ,“The Madness of Mortgages”
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