Sunday, 24 March 2013

Homes and Housing: the British home ownership obsession

Where does the British obsession with home ownership come from?
Paul Coleman writes: Apparently, it can be traced back to 19th Century electoral law when people wanting to vote needed to own land or buildings.
  This law was reformed and abolished. 
  But, according to Jon Neale, Jones Lang LaSalle research director: "Property ownership is deeply entrenched in the psyche and has become part of confirming your place in society."

Paul Coleman, London Intelligence, March 2013

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