[AUDIO] In London 4 years rent will build you a house! Building real homes for the future
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sun Jun 21 14:26:45 BST 2015
In London 4 years rent would build you a house!
Building real homes for the future
Chris Coates, author of 'Utopia Britannica', and
one of the starters of a co-housing project in
Lancashire Co-housing, discusses his co-housing
project and co-housing generally: price of
building a two/three bedroom house about £60k -
but average London rents now reached £18k/year or £1,500/month.
So four years of rent of the average London home
will build you a new house. Squatting, renewable
energies particularly hydro energy. PMQs the
need for more social housing housing benefit
paid to private landlords up £1.5bn
homelessness, right to buy, less people
registered to vote, housing bubble, how much it
costs to build a house; after crash in 1930s
large council estates built afterwards. Becontree
in Dagenham is generally considered to be the
largest council estate (population over 100,000;
the largest public housing development in the
world), with Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester
the second largest. Utopias - fear of potential
revolution so workers given gardens to stop them
going to political meetings, garden cities and
co-operative servant share. Chilcot Inquiry delay
South African nuclear weapons and Tories;
capitalism oligarchy not democracy; North/
South divide in Britain? the con peddled about
austerity and the economy; prospect of the poor
keeps Cartier boss up at night social warfare,
propaganda and war in the media.
Average monthly London rents hit £1,500 for first time, says survey
Latest figures for HomeLet rental index suggest
12.5% increase in average rents across the
country, with tenants in the capital hit hardest
- Monday 15 June 2015 22.40 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 16 June 201510.27 BST
The cost of renting property is spiralling out of
control with the average price of a flat or a
now hitting £1,500 a month, a survey has shown.
collected by HomeLet, rents have shot up 12.5%
across the country with tenants on average asked
to fork out £751 a month outside the capital.
Its survey also shows rental costs over the past
three months has gone up five times faster than tenant income.
The sharp rise in figures since the election will
add to the pressure on workers who find
themselves locked out of the first-time buyers
market because they dont have enough disposable
income to save for the hefty deposit banks require before approving mortgages.
Only three regions in the country have shown a
decline in rental prices the north west, east
Anglia and Yorkshire and Humber.
The spike in rental reflects the general crisis
in the UK with a shortage of housing pushing the
cost of buying a property beyond the reach of many first-time buyers.
This in turn has created an overheated demand for
rental properties, says HomeLet.
Advice Trust says the spiralling costs are of concern.
The proportion of calls we were getting on
rental arrears in 2010 was 6.6%. This year so far
its 11.4%, so thats a doubling, said a
spokeswoman. Its both in the public and private sector.
HomeLets surveys are based on 13,000 tenant
reference applications last month, 3,000 of which were in London.
The increase over the past year is five times
greater than it was two years ago when the year-on-year increase was 2.6%.
Discussed rather fully here
Cohousing: building homes for the future
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