Thursday, January 7, 2010

Social impacts of housing bubbles.

Exes forced to stay together by housing costs

In the week where most couples separate and divorce proceedings are started, Shelter is today launching new research showing how the lack of affordable homes in Britain is forcing couples who have split to remain living together. In our survey, nearly a quarter of people – the equivalent of 9.9 million adults - said they or someone they know have had to stay living with their partner because they cannot afford to live on their own.

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5 thoughts on “Social impacts of housing bubbles.

  • Weren’t we always told that rising divorces meant ever-rising demand for houses and ever-rising prices?

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  • 1. drewster said… Weren’t we always told that rising divorces meant ever-rising demand for houses and ever-rising prices?

    yes – pre credit crunch

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  • the number cruncher says:

    One on my admin staff’s daughter in law left her son but could not afford to sell the house. Due to this they where forced to come to terms with their marital problems and are now happily reconciled.

    A great result for their lovely two children and themselves.

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  • @tnc,

    It’s cold comfort. How many couples can’t even afford a house together? How many couples lie to the taxman, saying she’s a single mother and he lives elsewhere, just so they can get a council flat?

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  • markj69 str05 says:

    Maybe tis is all a gov’t ruse to keep families together!

    It’s a shame the pressure of job insecurity, and increasing debt will have the exact opposite effect.

    Wonder what the homeless figures will look like in coming years.

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