The housing crisis of ever rising prices and unaffordability can only be ended by a capitalist revolution in housing, argues leading architect Patrik Schumacher in a thinkpiece for the Adam Smith Institute.
Restrictive planning laws have led to enormous growth in London’s rental and house price to earnings ratios
Housing crisis is a failure of politics not markets and is the result of restrictive planning laws.
Government should resist calls to impose rent controls or mandatory long-term tenancies as they reduce supply and hamper labour mobility
Sadiq Khan’s plan to mandate that up to 50% of developments be “affordable” will discourage development and push up prices elsewhere
Micromanaging land uses creates high price distortions in our cities and should be abolished
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