Online Q&A Guardian Housing Network

 

I will be participating in Q&A session on Financial inclusion in housing for @guardianhousing on Monday 11 July 12-2pm: http://bit.ly/ejdBNm.  Actually, I can only do 12-1 due to meetings either side, but it should be interesting.  I’ll be intrigued to see if the issue of buy-to-let emerges, not least as rental values in the UK are on the rise again and large deposits are required of first time buyers by lenders as they continue to repair their balance sheets.  This was reflected in data from the latest English Housing Survey which revealed that since the mid-2000s the number of people in private rented accommodation has more than doubled (http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jul/05/soaring-private-rentals-pressure-first-time-buyers?intcmp=239)

 

Update 12.7.11 – link to the debate:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2011/jul/08/live-discussion-financial-inclusion-in-housing?commentpage=all#start-of-comments

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