Created 04/20/2012 - 1 year ago
I already knew that Britain was in the throes of an escalating housing crisis, but, on the move for the first time in two-and-a-half years and, having been protected from soaring rents by a benevolent landlord, I was in for an unwelcome meeting with reality. Looking for a modest two-bedroom place...
To get a 2-bed place in Tower Hamlets you need more than double the median household income http://t.co/aIUWkB81 via @TheIndyNews #ukhousing
A housing crisis caused by the failure of the free market, and what we should do about it - my column for @TheIndyNews http://t.co/cmug6tnS
Owen Jones: I can afford to pay the rent – most people can't - Commentators - Opinion - The Independent http://t.co/Dyodf22b
RT @Shelter: Frustrated London renter @owenjones84 explores the mess that is Britain’s private rental market: http://t.co/QBKXcpX5
To get a two-bed place in Camden, you need an average monthly household income of £5,324 !!! http://t.co/YTcHImbq
Well done #MrsThatcher. You sold all council houses. Owen Jones: I can afford to pay rent – most people can't http://t.co/wwLTIcoQ
RT @NextGenLab: 'Cameron's Govt has decided to punish the tenant' writes @OwenJones84 http://t.co/dmObREdx << why we need @ken4london's #londonlivingrent
Column by @owenjones84 on #housing #rent in #London - good point re rent cap, so how do we get there? http://t.co/KcittlVt
@OwenJones84 big success today! Major candidates pledge to run Homes for London http://t.co/0b3RFNpT (ps great article http://t.co/IGSosBUk)
If benefit scrounging irks you, make sure you take it out on the lecherous landlords who profit, not the middlemen http://t.co/yE1eZVNe
RT @needaproperty: A lot of articles like this today: 'I can't afford to pay the rent' (via @Independent) http://t.co/nvCvG4ts - is this an issue for you?
Good piece by @OwenJones84 on private rents. As more 30-somethings are affected this it will grow as political issue http://t.co/HN4zVKqA
Fantastic from @OwenJones84 on the cowboy private rental market and role of housing benefit in subsidising landlords http://t.co/9sRiWVox
RT @newsmary: I can afford to pay the rent, most people can't - good piece on London rental crisis by @OwenJones84 http://t.co/ZUAE7oLC
Wholly agree @owenjones84! Rents are now extortionate. Our govt needs to learn from the German e.g. The Indie http://t.co/d9RKtkps
Great article by @OwenJones84 in @Independent on private renting. Brutal reality of being young in Ldn #housingcrisis http://t.co/XhJ1mHNJ
RT @jrfnancy: “@DuncanWeldon: Excellent @OwenJones84 column on the private rental market. http://t.co/0MA7qBx6”> underlying supply of houses = key issue
'This ever-worsening housing crisis is just a striking example of a society based around the needs of profit' http://t.co/x3DOXsMk
So true. Absurd rents in London http://t.co/JSksY4VL. Greedy landlords but don't forget the greedy middle men agents too! @OwenJones84
ever-worsening housing crisis example of society based around needs of profit, rather than people. http://t.co/qcuRXR5O via @TheIndyNews #fb
RT @Puffles2010: “@DuncanWeldon: Excellent @OwenJones84 column on the private rental market. http://t.co/3HW2r9hg” @crisis_uk @Shelter
Read this, back it RT @OwenJones84: A housing crisis caused by failure of the free market, & what we should do about it http://t.co/jwv2K7gc
good article by Owen Jones on the scandal of high rents. Is it too much to imagine a rent cap… http://t.co/ndjqttie
@AbiWilks Read my reply to @OwenJones84 regarding state control of housing. http://t.co/lNK6Yfy3 Wanting to do good doesn't stop the harm.
Owen Jones: I can afford to pay the rent – most people can't - http://t.co/e4oDi0VS >> I have three children & 60% of my income goes on rent
RT @jamesofwalsh: Brilliant piece by @OwenJones84 on the renting crisis in London. Should be a top mayoral issue http://t.co/zL4YCJly
READ: 35% rent hike imposed at Christmas; another forced to desert Stockwell flat after 40% increase http://t.co/dmObREdx #londonlivingrent
READ: How many have sufficient money left over to have a decent existence after paying the landlord? http://t.co/dmObREdx #londonlivingrent
"a centre for the affluent, with the poorest confined to the edges" good piece on London rent hiking via @theindynews http://t.co/wB3YrUUI
@OwenJones84 http://t.co/KagTr9PR – private rent soars but lack of social housing due to Thatcher's right-to-buy. Landlords need regulating!
What a miserable day. If you want to cheer your self up, read some sense from @OwenJones84 in todays Independent http://t.co/nslldh1V
RT @MissEllieMae: I know I'm always gannin on about @OwenJones84's skillz but he's on fire today http://t.co/cWOVQQEU This is why I'm voting Ken: cheaper rent
I comment ed on gay columnist Owen Jones' latest whine: http://t.co/yvBnNPkg I'd link straight to the comment but the Indy don't offer that.
Look for my reply to @OwenJones84 ... one of the millions of well meaning monkeys weighing us down http://t.co/lNK6Yfy3