New homes alone won't fix London's housing crisis, mayor warned

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government

A new report calls on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to focus on housing policies rather than just on increasing supply. The report, from London Assembly Green Party Member, Darren Johnson (pictured), recommends bringing in rent controls and restrictions on overseas investors instead of merely increasing the amount of new homes being built as the best way of tackling the capital's housing crisis. Darren Johnson believes house prices need to drop by a least 40% and by as much as 65% for housi...

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