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51 minutes ago, highcontrast said:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/21/housing-property-market-young-rising-prices

The guardian/media finally (kinda) get it...

Though no mention about mass immigration or BTL scum and it's affect on housing demand/prices...because you know...Guardian.

Someone was foolish enough to raise immigration in the comments and got shot down with “racist” and “ok boomer”.

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3 hours ago, RentingForever said:

Someone was foolish enough to raise immigration in the comments and got shot down with “racist” and “ok boomer”.

They will be worried about their BTL rental demand and income. Of course they will shout them down.

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For once a good article here from the BBC on this very topic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51605912

Includes the tale of Hannah age 32 who has been saving up since the age of 14 and might soon have enough money to put up a deposit to buy a studio flat. Sadly for her she can't rely on the bank of mum and dad as her father had a stroke when she was young and any family funds have had to go on his care,

Saving for 18 years while she helped care for her dad who had a stroke and still doesn't have enough of a deposit to buy a studio flat. You could cry and scream at the unfairness and generational injustice of it all - but she is far from unique!

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6 hours ago, MARTINX9 said:

For once a good article here from the BBC on this very topic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51605912

Includes the tale of Hannah age 32 who has been saving up since the age of 14 and might soon have enough money to put up a deposit to buy a studio flat. Sadly for her she can't rely on the bank of mum and dad as her father had a stroke when she was young and any family funds have had to go on his care,

Saving for 18 years while she helped care for her dad who had a stroke and still doesn't have enough of a deposit to buy a studio flat. You could cry and scream at the unfairness and generational injustice of it all - but she is far from unique!

Politicians decided propping up the banks and making homeowning voters feel good when they type their address into Zoopla was more important than people who don't already have secure housing getting hold of some. They knew this would be the result.

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On 22/02/2020 at 11:49, RentingForever said:

Someone was foolish enough to raise immigration in the comments and got shot down with “racist” and “ok boomer”.

Morons.

I know people who arrived under Blair and got given free housing in zone2 - less for the rest of us of course.

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11 minutes ago, iamnumerate said:

Morons.

I know people who arrived under Blair and got given free housing in zone2 - less for the rest of us of course.

More than 50% of the social housing in London is registered to people who have been in the UK less than five years.

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15 minutes ago, Locke said:

Can you source that please?

https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/key-topics/housing

number 18, states ‘foreign born’, trying to find the exact article with the time scale.
Perhaps it was for new applications, but the 50% figure for ‘foreign born’ is 2-3 years out of date.

Note 2/3 of private London rents are to immigrants!!
See section 25 below:

https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/438/immigration-and-housing

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41 minutes ago, maffo in oxford said:

https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/key-topics/housing

number 18, states ‘foreign born’, trying to find the exact article with the time scale.
Perhaps it was for new applications, but the 50% figure for ‘foreign born’ is 2-3 years out of date.

Note 2/3 of private London rents are to immigrants!!
See section 25 below:

https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/438/immigration-and-housing

Thanks. 

I don't have any words really. I really wish that the "people" pushing for this were the only ones to suffer the negative effects.

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2 hours ago, maffo in oxford said:

More than 50% of the social housing in London is registered to people who have been in the UK less than five years.

Thanks for that.

This is interesting

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There is a long-standing controversy over the grant of social housing to immigrants. This has not been helped by local authorities’ reluctance to publish the relevant information. Some immigrant groups have very low use of social housing whereas others are more likely to be in social housing than the UK born. There is nothing in the rules that states that immigrants should get preferential treatment. However, priority for social housing is largely determined by need so some ‘high need’ immigrant families will gain access to housing over longer standing local residents deemed to be of lower need. This can be contentious.

This bit is appalling "This has not been helped by local authorities’ reluctance to publish the relevant information" we should know if it is true or not.

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