Editorial: A few home truths for our leaders

  • Our “Home Truths” series over the past two weeks has concluded with some possible solutions to runaway house prices that leave too many facing rented accommodation for the rest of their lives. We made 10 suggestions. These were not alternatives – all or most of them would need to be done at the same time. They amount to a suite of measures, some of them quite radical, that can not be expected from a government that has been in office long enough to have considered them. The housing problem has reached the proportions that require fresh thinking from a government elected to do something about it.



An effective reform of the real estate market would probably require both major parties to swallow some policies they have not supported so far. Photo / Nick Reed