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Politicians are failing nation over housing crisis, say 60% of Brits

Despite the government's best effort to tackle housing, Ipsos Mori survey discovers three quarters of British think we're in the middle of a housing crisis.

Nigel Lewis

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Sixty percent of British people believe politicians still aren’t doing enough about solving the housing market’s problems and thee quarters of us believe we’re in the middle of a severe housing crisis, a new poll has revealed.

It also shows that housing worries are on a par with concerns with the economic impact of Brexit, something the government’s new housing ministers Esther McVey and Robert Jenrick (pictured, above) will be mulling over.

Conduced by Ipsos Mori, it also found that nearly 70% of renters think the challenges of being a tenant within the private rental market are discussed too little in public.

The survey also asked respondents to reveal how they felt about their ability to pay their rent or mortgage, with nearly half of renters struggling as are a third of home owners.

Housing crisis

Our modern day housing problems are also stressing those surveyed; half were worried about how and where they live, over a third are planning to leave their local area to find somewhere more affordable and 60% of those living with their parents believes they’re stuck there.

The survey also reveals that ‘NIMBY’ attitudes to building properties are waning as demand for property continues to outstrip supply; the number of people who now support home building in their local area has risen from 40% to 52% while those who oppose new homes in their back yard has decreased from 28% to 22%.

Read the report in full.

August 14, 2019

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