Sadly, it’s not just Cornwall (‘Real thuggery’: Cornwall boats vandalised amid ‘incomer’ tensions, 3 May). My son, who has lived in Norfolk for nearly 50 years and rents on the north coast, is finding a cycle ride to the supermarket has become a nightmare. On the narrow coastal road, he must cycle between crowded footpaths and large SUVs, angrily driven by holidaymakers.
My son has been trying for nearly a year to find somewhere inland to rent, for up to £800 a month, but has so far only been called for three viewings. Prices have rocketed: his flat was £600 a month just two years ago. Agents tell him that they are now receiving up to 80 enquiries for even very ordinary properties.
It’s high time we acknowledged that each of us can have only one home. Anything else is a spare house. The Guardian and its readers should lead the way in using this term to highlight the growing inequality in a society where so many struggle to keep one, often substandard, roof over their heads.
Penistone, South Yorkshire