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The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Bob Colenutt


Book Abstract: Despite countless reports and Government policy announcements on the housing crisis over decades, the scale and depth of the crisis continues. Homelessness, shortages of social housing, rents and house prices continue rise year on year. The word affordability has become meaningless. Land landowners and housebuilders and property investors have made huge profits out of this crisis. This book focusing in examples from London and Northamptonshire examines the power of the ‘finance-housebuilding ’ complex arguing that this property lobby is the main blockage for change and reform. I ... More

Keywords: housing crisis, social housing, affordability, finance- housebuilding complex, London, property lobby, landowners, town planning, investors, 2008 Crash, UK economy, housebuilders business model, scapegoating, land and planning reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340492
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Colenutt, author
Oxford Brookes University