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Tough times for Ealing's first time buyers

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It is no wonder that buying a house is such a problem in Ealing, when the average earnings of people in the borough (£30,0000) are less than 70% of London's other local authorities.

New House of Commons Library analysis reveals the true impact of London’s Housing Crisis on first-time buyers. 

Fresh research reveals that the average first time buyer in Ealing, saving 7% of their income, would have to wait 16 years (8 years for a couple) until they could save a typical 10% deposit without parental help - that's longer than 60% of London's local authorities.

Tessa Jowell said:

“This is the hard truth about how London’s housing crisis denies the dream of owning your own home to young Londoners.

“We need to build a city where everyone has the chance to live in a decent home and first time buyers aren’t excluded from the housing market - unless they have access to the bank of mum and dad."

Rupa said:

"These figures reveal the failure of this Tory-led Government to address London's housing crisis. We need a Labour Government in order to help deliver real opportunities for first time buyers to get on the housing ladder."  

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Dr Rupa Huq , Ealing Central and Acton

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