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The Private Rental Sector Is Out of Control And The Solution is Obvious

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the void

landlordsFor millions of the UK’s poorest people, the biggest weekly expense by far is the cost of buying someone much richer than them a house.  Almost 4 million people now rent privately and many will live their entire lives without ever knowing what it is like to have a secure home.  The gradual demolition of the social housing sector combined with buy-to-let vultures gobbling up low cost houses will only entrench this monstrous future.

No-one was ever asked whether this is a future anyone wants.  Instead it is presented as inevitable – this is just something the free-market is doing to us that we have no control over.  This is neo-liberal ideology at its most insidious.  The only ones who benefit from the majority of the population living in insecure private rented housing are landlords and property investers.  Therefore no alternative can even be imagined.  It is a done deal…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

03/06/2014 at 7:40 AM

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  1. Only the BSCParty Alliance have a Manifesto Promise to build Social Houses With secure tenure

    prometheus1938

    03/06/2014 at 9:04 AM


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