reply to post by VoidHawk
There isn't a shortage of homes, but a shortage of money to buy said homes. People can still rent. Like I said, the concept of owning your own home
only caught on the 80's, ironically by a Conservative Government allowing people to buy their Council homes for next to nothing!
I personally rent as I cannot afford a deposit, but the concept of forcing my way into a property where I have no legal right to be is totally alien
to me. If someone needs a home, they only have to pop down the council, they will be sorted out.
Why does it matter if the property is unused? By that logic, if you don't use your car for a week, by rights I can have it. After all, not everyone
can afford a car so I should have one (your one) for free, shouldn't I?
As for "massive" unemployment, not really. It's actually coming down. And the housing bubble is as much our parents generations fault for seeking a
quick buck and viewing houses as investment vehicles, not homes, all of which was allowed (promoted in fact..."end of boom and bust"..
) by a
Labour Government..But let's bash the Tories as that's cool, yeah? Yes, they are a bunch of tossers, but aren't they all?
Where do you propose all these "cheap houses" get built? We would need millions to effectively bring down the average price to levels everyone could
afford and that would put a large chunk of society into negative equity causing financial hardship for many or even creating more homelessness as
As you will no doubt learn, it isn't just as simple as "build more homes..yeah!". For example, by local council wants to build 7,500 new homes by
2015 with 40% going to local people as "affordable housing".. All being held up by the residents campaigning against it, who ironically are the
parents of the young people who cannot afford to buy because the prices are so high!
Like I said in a previous post, it isn't just those "evil Tories", but our own parents and grandparents who have used the housing market to make a
ton of money, then cash it all in to live the high life leaving nothing for their own kids to inherit to enable them to buy a home, all the while
sitting their bitching about how poor little Tommy can't move out as house prices are so high!!