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16/07/2011

Paul Lewis presents a special programme looking at problems in the UK's housing market and tries to answer a simple question - why can't we build more houses?

Paul Lewis presents a special programme looking at problems in the UK's housing market.

We need around 200,000 new homes every year. But we build barely 130,000. That should mean prices will rise. But they're falling and some say we are heading for a house price crash.

As buying moves out of reach, more people are renting. Average rents have hit a new high - however in some places they're going down. But with more people renting and some landlords raising rents above inflation do tenants need more rights?

And the Government announced a big investment in affordable homes this week - will they really be affordable?

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Wed 20 Jul 2011 15:00

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