Today’s housing crisis means strangers are now sleeping two to a bed
The effects of overcrowding often include mental health problems, stress, respiratory and sleep disorders. Children’s educational and emotional development can be severely inhibited. Overcrowding is also strongly linked to family breakdown. Meanwhile, Conservative MP Philip Davies was happy to stand up in parliament this week and argue that legislation to force landlords to make homes fit for habitation was an unnecessary burden, despite the fact that, according to Shelter, 250,000 homes don’t meet this standard.
Cracking down on rogue landlords
Sorry about this dearie, but you don’t supply more beds to sleep in by reducing the number of beds that someone can put into a house. That’s just not how it works. Nor do you increase the amount of housing by trying to insist that landlords must spend more on such housing as exists. That’s simply not how supply and demand work.