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Dave Jones I agree with the first part, rural areas should share the burden. Nevertheless the buy to let market inflates prices and is one of the reasons locals can't get on the housing market ladder. It also drives up rent which surely means more people need social housing? Until this is controlled (e.g. a cap on the numbers of properties a person can be a beneficial owner of alongside a rent cap linked to TRP) I can only see properties getting further out of reach of islanders. PS I am a private tenant with no desire to own property, so I've no axe to grind.