A forecast from Rightmove and Oxford Economics estimates prices in Brighton will increase by 40% in the next five years.

Anna Brosnan, Head of Campaigns at the National Housing Federation, said: !These new figures make disturbing but predictable reading. Every part of the country, North and South, is feeling the effects of the housing crisis and if we want the situation to improve for the next generation, action needs to be taken now to build more homes at a price people can afford.

“We have found that eight in 10 people don’t believe any of the main political parties will effectively deal with housing. We desperately need politicians from all sides to commit to ending the housing crisis within a generation.”

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