No solution other than stopping our stupid obsession with owning houses and getting back to social/council housing and renting as the norm as it was 50 years ago. Introducing rent control as per the US would help stop 'buy to lets' landlords which have driven rent up exponentially as they try and recoup their mortgage payments..
I'm not exactly sure I see the predliction of many in the country to be homeowners, necessarily related to that period where buy-to-let ravaged out of control.
Politics of the 80s hasn't helped with either the assault on council houses being bought, or the social and economic drivers for some to perhaps take on more than they really should, because for a period, at least, many were absolutely convinced that the market knows best about practically everything.
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