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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/slum-uk-housing-crisis-that-shames-the-nation-2351015.html

Housing conditions in Britain are among the worst in Western Europe and cost the nation about £7bn a year by adding to the pressure on the NHS and other public services, according to a major study to be published today.

An alliance of housing experts warns that a lack of affordable, decent homes, cuts to local authority housing budgets and the Coalition Government's benefit reforms are creating "real hardship, misery and ill-health" for some of the country's most vulnerable people.

It warns that homelessness is on the rise and predicts the return of unscrupulous landlords like the infamous Peter Rachman, who exploited his London tenants in the 1950s and 1960s. Almost 4,000 people are sleeping rough on London's streets, an increase of 8 per cent since last year. About half of these are from the UK and the rest from a wide variety of other countries, notably Poland. There is little sign that the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's target of ending rough sleeping by next year will be met, the report says.

A lack of affordable housing... I wonder what's caused that.

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There will be an increase in unscrupulous landlords, because that's exactly what the Government want.....

Its not enough that Subsequent Governments are stealing our money to recapitalise the banks, in effect, to pay to keep eveyone else's house's massively overinflated. Ensuring we can never afford our own, and are in slavery.

Tenants must also suffer, under an unregulated Industry, where Landlords can flaunt laws, and exploit tenants.

They could very easily introduce legislation similiar to other European Countries.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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