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Two Surveys About Housing / Renting In London / Uk For People To Fill In

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Please feel free to fill in the surveys, you never know, something might be done about the appalling state of housing in London/UK;

The first is a survey by Sian Berry (Green Party and Member of the London Assembly so can influence the Mayor)

https://sianberry.typeform.com/to/Hu3JSc

Second one is from Generation Rent;

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2894894/Renter-Survey-2016

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Did the generation rent survey. Some questions were very interesting:

1. £100 a year insurance instead of refundable deposit

2. Banning letting agent fees even if it costs £20 a month

3. Problems with moving, affordability ...

I suggest please fill it if you can. It is anonymous and may help to curb the BTL monster.

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Done, The Generation rent one anyhow.

Whilst not truly indicative of my current situation my rent takes well over 60% of my take home pay, probably nearer 85%, but only because I keep my tax liabilities low.

That combined with me being in the 40+ age group hopefully should stand out.

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I thought the options for Q22 on the Generation Rent one were a bit pants:

22. If you would like to buy, what are the current challenges you face?
  • Not ready to settle down yet
  • Still saving a deposit
  • Unable to save
  • Not earning enough for a mortgage
  • Problems with the house buying process

Where's the "prices are too frickin' high" option? They're still assuming that anyone who wants a house and qualifies for a mortgage will take that mortgage, regardless of price. Which is disappointing in 2016.

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I thought the options for Q22 on the Generation Rent one were a bit pants:

Where's the "prices are too frickin' high" option? They're still assuming that anyone who wants a house and qualifies for a mortgage will take that mortgage, regardless of price. Which is disappointing in 2016.

Absolutely this ^. Had the same exact thought.

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I thought the options for Q22 on the Generation Rent one were a bit pants:

Where's the "prices are too frickin' high" option? They're still assuming that anyone who wants a house and qualifies for a mortgage will take that mortgage, regardless of price. Which is disappointing in 2016.

I put 'Not earning enough for a mortgage' which isn't the same thing but does kind of sum it up. After all, if I was earning £100k then buying a home for £300k wouldn't seem like too much of a big deal!

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I put 'Not earning enough for a mortgage' which isn't the same thing but does kind of sum it up. After all, if I was earning £100k then buying a home for £300k wouldn't seem like too much of a big deal!

If you were earning £100k you wouldn't want to live in today's £300k properties!

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I thought the options for Q22 on the Generation Rent one were a bit pants:

Where's the "prices are too frickin' high" option? They're still assuming that anyone who wants a house and qualifies for a mortgage will take that mortgage, regardless of price. Which is disappointing in 2016.

+1 they just cant say it can they, i just put comments regarding the price is in comments section. house prices are too high.

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I put 'Not earning enough for a mortgage' which isn't the same thing but does kind of sum it up. After all, if I was earning £100k then buying a home for £300k wouldn't seem like too much of a big deal!

Not relevant if you expect to buy for cash.

Nor if you have a problem that isn't about how much you earn with getting a mortgage. Like being self-employed, or too near retirement age.

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Not relevant if you expect to buy for cash.

Nor if you have a problem that isn't about how much you earn with getting a mortgage. Like being self-employed, or too near retirement age.

Indeed, however wage to price would still be a ratio that I would use to assess value. As would, rent to price.

Edited by renting til I die

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