Is it so wrong to get attached to your home? If it has happened to you why aren't you angry? We're going the way that nobody under 40 is ever going to be able to buy a home in the SE. So we're expecting everyone under 40 and everyone after them to be 'happy' with the status quo of renting? Of being kicked out on your arse with 2 months notice? Of paying more than 40% of your salary on rent with nothing to stop it going up and up? (Which, puts you technically into poverty I might add). Everyone renting should be furious about the way we're treated in this country. To those saying 'move to Manchester, it's great' or 'move to Swindon' or wherever. What happens when those house prices become unaffordable? Because the rate we're going in the UK, they will. Central Manchester house price rose faster than London in 2014 (link. Will we have a thread in 3 years time called 'Rant - Manchester rent prices' with people saying 'Oh get over yourself Manchester isn't the be-all and end-all of existence, get yourself out to Burnley'. You need to look at the bigger picture. Telling people to leave London is not a solution. There's plenty of 'normal' towns in the UK where houses are completely and utterly unaffordable in comparison to the local average salary. Oxford for another example.