Generation Rent

Why You Can't Buy A Home Or Even Rent A Good One

Chloe Timperley

Renting cost 10% of earnings in 1980. Now it's 35%. This book gets to the heart of why people can't afford to buy a home — and offers radical solutions.
Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
Canbury Press
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912454266
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


In modern Britain, paying rent to a private landlord is financially ruinous. It costs more than paying a mortgage, hobbles the ability to save, and puts you on the hook for endless monthly payments – often for shabby, even dangerous cramped flats.

Yet, for millions – mostly under 35 – renting privately is the only option. By 2025, more people are expected to rent than own their own homes. Members of today’s Generation Rent who have done everything right - good education, good job - have been priced out of the property market for good. They are stuck.

In this razor-sharp account of how a nation of homeowners gave way to a generation of renters hemorrhaging cash, Chloe Timperley tackles the myths and mysteries belying so many attempts to ‘fix’ Britain’s broken housing market. 

She reveals who’s being shafted, who’s cashing in — and the radical steps we must take if we are to bury a rotten idea: that hoarding rental properties is nothing more than a legitimate investment strategy. Let's start bringing Britons home.

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