Ross Clark
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Housing market: Starter homes price restrictions call

The cost of housing in Britain has led to millions of young people priced-out of buying a home of their own with millions more hoping prices remain high to prevent a slide into negative equity.

Writer and journalist Ross Clark has been looked at the housing market for his new book, with calls to place restrictions on starter homes to keep prices low.

He looks at how a typical 1930s-build semi-detached home in Mitcham, south London would cost £18,000 to £30,000 at today's prices allowing for general inflation, but it is more likely to be on the market for £330,000.

Studio debate: Ross Clark with Michael Fallon and Sadiq Khan


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  • 06 Feb 2013
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