Originally published in 1982, this is a companion volume to State Housing in Britain. Together the 2 volumes cover the tenure of some 85% of all British households in much of the 20th Century. The development of the tenure between 1918 and 1970 with special reference to its position in state housing policies is examined. Subsequent chapters analyse effective demand since 1970, both with respect to its demographic base and as regards the capacity to buy. In particular the question of why people want to buy is asked and the supply of housing (both council houses and former private rented accommodation) as well as the output of speculative housebuilders is considered. A detailed survey of the perturbations in the housing market during the volatile experience of the British economy since 1970 is also covered.
Table of Contents
1. The First Book 2. War and Reconstruction 3. The Second Book 4. The Demographic Context 5. The Willingness to Purchase 6. The Capacity to Purchase and the Building Societies 7. Owner-Occupation at the Margin 8. The Sale of Council Houses 9. The Sale of Privately Rented Accommodation 10. The Stock Supply from Owner-Occupier Households 11. The Speculative Housebuilding Industry 12. Owner-Occupier Rehabilitation 13. The Exchange Process 14. Stock and Flow 15. Owner-Occupation and Social Relations 16. Perturbation and Decline 17. A Strategy for the Future.