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'Nation of renters' warning from estate agency chief

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/04/2012

Simon Goodley

The chief executive of the UK's largest estate agent has renewed calls on the government to intervene in the housing market to prevent future generations being priced out of owning a home.

Grenville Turner, the head of Countrywide, said the UK could become a country of renters after a survey commissioned by the company found that almost half of 18- to 34-year-olds said difficulty raising a deposit was the biggest barrier to buying a property.

Turner said: "We are at a crossroads for home ownership, where we could see the next generation becoming a nation of renters without the right intervention from government.
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"'Nation of renters' warning from estate agency chief", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 10/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nation-of-renters-warning-from-estate-agency-chief