Fewer young people own their own home.

According to data obtained by Labour it reports that the percentage of young people in the UK who own their own home is at its joint lowest level since 1996, suggesting that only  44.9% of 20 to 30-year-olds are homeowners

Predictions for next year expect property price growth to continue and to outpace wages in most areas, an average figure of around 6% increase in house prices and 3% increase in rents annually expected.

The reason for such strong house price growth remains the same as has been almost all this year and that is demand for homes outstripping supply.

Home ownership including shared ownership among the under 30’s reached a peak at 62.7% in 1999, it has been in steady decline since then according to analysis based on Labour Force survey figures.

There is a concern that construction will lag behind the strong demand which will then put further pressure on house prices which in turn will reduce affortdability.

 

 

 

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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