1. The average UK house price was £214,000 in June 2016

2. The estimated total value of the housing stock in England in 2015 was £5.6 trillion

3. The proportion of homes in England that are owner-occupied is 62%

4. The percentage of 25 to 29 year olds owning their home decreased from 55% in 1996 to 29% in 2015

5. The proportion of homes in England that are privately rented is 20%

6. The proportion of homes in England that are socially rented is 17%

7. The number of homeless households in England in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2016 was 71,500

8. The total spend in England on housing benefit in 2015-16 was £20.9 billion

9. It is now so expensive to rent in London that it would be cheaper to commute everyday from Spain. Flying in from Madrid four days a week could save you £5,000 a year compared with renting a one-bedroom flat in Camden. (source)

10. The cost of renting in London has increased 30% over the last four years. The average rent for a London flat is now £1,676 per month (£55 a night!)! (source)

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