Are landlords to blame for Britain’s housing crisis?

AS WE noted earlier this month, soaring house prices in Britain have put homeownership out of the reach of many young Britons. Although there are many causes behind this—such as the difficulty of finding graduate jobs, population growth and a chronic shortage of new housebuilding—policymakers are now turning on Britain’s growing number of buy-to-let landlords. Earlier this month, George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, announced that he was trimming tax relief for interest...

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