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  1. Are you joking ? Do you really think that it would be good for the UK for all teenager girls to be become single mums ?
  2. Should people who have never worked eg teenage single mums be given better accomodation that people on the minimum wage can afford in their area ? If so why ? This is a serious question I would like to know why someone working in McDonalds should have to live with their parents or cramped single accomodation whilst a single mum gets a council flat. I guess most people who have worked in McD's would think it is unfair.
  3. Abbey National lent me once on my income alone 5.25 times my income, if my transport costs had been taken into account. However this was with a 14% deposit. Personally I think that is too much and it was difficult to pay but cheaper than renting.
  4. No they don't you would have to pay £800 in legal costs plus some fees to the mortgage company.
  5. It would buy a flat in South East London.Although I agree with you that overall.
  6. Isn't that rather a racist statement ? Aren't you saying "foreigners should do cleaning jobs" ? After your first statement that is quite ironic. Assuming your English (where are you from ?) is good to understand this.
  7. No its not you must learn English better. Well the last one did not seem to make the country better on the 7th of July 2005. Where are they going to live ?
  8. http://www.krakow-info.com/news.htm It is amazing that our media has not picked this up.
  9. A lot of They might intend to go home. However sadly when they can get housing benefits they lazy ones will decide to stay and the hard working ones will go home.
  10. I don't know enough about other countries to judge. However surely if more people enter the UK at a greater rate than we are building houses then it must an effect. How much I don't know but I can not believe it is zero.
  11. Prices are going up - I am not saying where exactly because I want to remain annoymous. But I just sold my flat for over 50 % more than I paid for it in 2001. It went in 3 weeks and now I am moving up. I can not see a crash or at very least I can not see a return to pre 2000 affordability.
  12. True in that scenario housing demand will not increase. However when they can get housing benefit in 2 or 3 years time then most of them will be able to move out and get another house. Also do you really think that the decrease in houses needed caused by people living the UK over the last 10 years = the increase caused by immigration ? Even the government does not believe that. I know lots of immigrants who get cheap housing from the government or free. They seem to be getting away with it at the moment by shouting racist a lot. Do you live in the UK ???
  13. I think it is not areas but good properties which might crash less. Ie studios etc will be more affected.
  14. Are you sure ? I think rents have softened certainly I don't find getting lodgers that easy.
  15. That is very unfair they should have gone to the small claims court because surely in the case of the council owned flats the council was the lease and freeholder and so should have paid. However in my experience leasehold is a rip off private is no better and can be worse depending on your luck. It depends on the local authority Lambeth is or rather was a rip off. I think the fact that leasehold is a bad system is that other countries don't have it.
  16. It is hard to justify this system. The worse bit is that even if the years housing benefit paid count for the reduction. I have seen adverts in Spanish language papers that say "Returning to South America don't lose your right to buy your council house".
  17. What happens if one of them dies ? Suppose 4 people buy together and house prices keep rising so each has a share worth more than inheritance tax threshold and then in 5 years one dies leaving to the other 3. Won't they have to pay x thousand in tax ?
  18. You could be right, however crime is higher than 20 years ago and we did not have suicide bombers although we did have the IRA (how clever to import new terrorists).
  19. usually the cheaper the more it rises in good times and falls in bad times. Which makes senses as people usually buy they best they can afford. I think that is very tough for FTBs now the problem is NIMBY liberalism. Lots of people want unlimited immigration (or vote for the big 3 that want this) and don't want housing built near them. Then again most FTBs voted Tory (who want unlimited EU immigration) or Lib Dem or Labour and so are partially for this state of affairs so can't complain. They could have voted UKIP but didn't
  20. Actually normally chemistry graduates - I am one - for clarity use steam for hot water vapour. I have never heard anyone use the word steam to talk about water vapour.
  21. Why insult him ? What sources of revenue are these ? I have never heard of them before but perhaps you could enlighten us ? Do they sell T-shirts ?
  22. Actually this chavscum seems to only go for bikes, I don't know why. Also if you have enough money you can live in a gated road and the chavs can't get in Alternatively anti theft devices that kill vandals should be legal - that is a joke.
  23. Three things a) people would still get housing just not where they want if there is an empty flat next to a hospital who should get a nurse who has to commute 90 minutes on public transport (or lives in cramped over crowded accomodation) or a teenage mum who does not work c) no system is perfect why do you think the current system is less imperfect than this ? I think the nurse I don't want her falling sleep at work or emmigrating. What do you think ? One other question I would love to live in westminister but can not afford to. Why should I pay for others to do so ? Perhaps I should pay for their kids to go to private schools as well or drive BMWs
  24. Have you got a link for this ? Personally I think that council housing should be given out on two criteria 1) Do you need it ? which gives you a right to an empty property anyway in the country. 2) Do you need a local property ?eg work in the area etc. So that someone who works in the local Sainsburys gets priority over a teenage single mum who can do nothing any where.
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