A drop in the price of money means that a given monthly payment will buy you a larger mortgage loan, so more money goes to the housing market and house prices rise. The UK House Price Index from the Land Registry is the most reliable barometer of what is happening with house prices, as it is based on actual property sales rather than prices An investor analyzes home performance (rental income) versus the cost of buying a house (mortgage interest payment). Some homeowners are delaying selling due to a lack of homes available to buy, compounding the problem. The costly nature of the UK housing market raises major concerns, such as lack of geographical mobility, wealth and income inequality, an economy vulnerable to booming and falling house prices.
Despite the volatile nature of the housing market, housing has increasingly been seen as a good investment. This means that while it's possible to build enough houses for everyone, you can't build a house for everyone in the most desired locations. Along with senior officials for landlords who want to evict their tenants, and the way the government is using landlords to resolve the social housing crisis by passing a law stating that landlords cannot evict tenants and blame covid-19, landlords have had enough and they are now selling their properties.