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An open meeting hosted by the Green Party

London faces a chronic housing shortage, with hundreds of thousands of families on council waiting lists - and more than 6,000 council properties standing empty. Also rents are climbing, and a recent survey showed those hoping to buy do not expect to do so until they are 38. Where do we go from here? What is to be done to help renters and first-time buyers, and stop buy-to-let landlords cashing in?

The meeting will consist of a panel presentation followed by an open discussion.

Speakers

Rachel Orr – Shelter

Dave Smith – London Citizens

Katy John – Priced Out

Robert Taylor – Camden Federation of Private Tenants

Chair – Alastair Milne – West Central London Green Party

Thursday 16th June, 7-9pm

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn

All welcome

£2.50 donation to cover costs suggested

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210687635638172

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An open meeting hosted by the Green Party

London faces a chronic housing shortage, with hundreds of thousands of families on council waiting lists - and more than 6,000 council properties standing empty. Also rents are climbing, and a recent survey showed those hoping to buy do not expect to do so until they are 38. Where do we go from here? What is to be done to help renters and first-time buyers, and stop buy-to-let landlords cashing in?

The meeting will consist of a panel presentation followed by an open discussion.

Speakers

Rachel Orr – Shelter

Dave Smith – London Citizens

Katy John – Priced Out

Robert Taylor – Camden Federation of Private Tenants

Chair – Alastair Milne – West Central London Green Party

Thursday 16th June, 7-9pm

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn

All welcome

£2.50 donation to cover costs suggested

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210687635638172

Basic economics, supply and demand, and the allocation of resources.

They say that the issue is a 'chronic housing shortage'. I think what they mean is that the price is too high.

The only way to get lower prices, is more supply or less demand.

More supply, on the scale required, isnt going to be easy. You are talking about a massive building program for housing and infrastructure, presumably to build huge high rise accommodation as there isnt much room on the ground. I wonder if anyone will propose that?

Given what I know of the greens, I think any solutions that they come up with are unlikely to help, and very likely to make things worse.

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