Vox pop: Is it good for the Government to give first time buyers help with their deposit?

Top row: William Axtell, Bryn Harper and Sylvia Lucchi. Bottom row: Julie Pugh and Nicolo Tagliarini
Top row: William Axtell, Bryn Harper and Sylvia Lucchi. Bottom row: Julie Pugh and Nicolo Tagliarini

We ask five people in Aylesbury town centre what they think...

Julie Pugh, Aylesbury

“There isn’t enough social housing. In most countries people rent rather than buy. Buying is a goal that we feel we have to attain here, but do we really have to?”

Nicolo Tagliarini, Aylesbury

“Yes. I’m struggling to save for a deposit and it would be fantastic to have help. If I have kids in the future, once I pass on, they would have a better future if I could leave them my house.”

William Axtell, Wendover

“I don’t have a house, I can’t afford it, I live with my mum. It sounds good, help is always handy. I wouldn’t say no to help if it was offered because rents are very high.”

Bryn Harper, Aylesbury

“House prices are too high, even with help they are over inflated. I’d like to see cheaper houses because it’s difficult for young people to get on the ladder.”

Sylvia Lucchi, Aylesbury

“I don’t know the details. If the interest rate on the loan was high it might be a problem. And if it pushes house prices up again it won’t be much better than things are now.”