Global Guardians respond to The Observer’s article on the worsening UK housing crisis
Posted on May 5, 2016
Data revealed this weekend has lifted the lid on Britain’s bleak outlook on the housing crisis. An opinion poll commissioned by the Observer revealed:
- Almost four in ten people who do not already own a home of their own believe they never will.
- A shocking 71% doubt their ability to purchase property without the help of a family member.
- 37% of respondents believed that home ownership is now out of their hands for good.
With affordable homes in short supply and demand for social housing rising, more than half of Britons cite immigration and a glut of foreign investment in UK property as factors driving prices beyond reach.
Andrew Stanton, Marketing Manager of Global Guardians said: “This polling data is both revealing yet unsurprising. As a company that prides itself on providing an excellent service to both property owners and aspiring tenants alike, we have seen property guardianship grow as a natural response to a housing and planning system that seems stubbornly resistant to any kind of reform. Our infographic highlights how, as the demand for affordable housing continues to grow, the replenishment of housing supply is still unable to keep pace.”
“This poll shows that the government has much work to do reversing perceptions that home ownership is out of reach for many. If the public sector cannot create affordable alternatives to the status quo, then the private sector organisations like Global Guardians will inevitably step in and do the work. Organisations such as Global Guardians are leading the way in providing new, innovative and affordable solutions for both property owners and aspiring renters alike”