The Echo Chamber podcast.
Hosts Tony Groves (top left) and Martin McMahon (right) present part two of their interview with architect Mel Reynolds (centre).
In part one Mel broke down why the private developer market cannot build affordable homes and how the state could.
In this next part we discuss:Why the moral hazard argument is cutting off your nose to spite your face; How the Rent Pressure Zones have helped create an upwards only rental market and why the most optimistic scenario for the Buy to Let repossessions could see a trebling of homelessness.
Finally, Mel gives us 3 relatively cheap and effective solutions that could start to turn the tide. These ideas are so sensible and make so much financial sense that it is a wonder our government haven’t addressed them already.