Renting needs to become fairer in the UK (2)
For those of you interested in the extent of the problem, I have dug up two interesting articles highlighting this problem:
A nice Keynesian quote from the last article to underscore that solutions are possible but tank because of inaction of the government:
“The best thing that could happen to the economy would be for a centrally-funded housebuilding and renovation programme, which would restore the construction industry to health and employ thousands. It was what got us out of recession in the 1930s and left us a legacy of mostly good-quality homes.
“The main political obstacle to doing this isn’t lack of money: it comes down to the fact that most of this housing should be for rent, not for sale. The current government wouldn’t countenance such a shift in British housing culture.”