Oligopoly

  • A portmanteau of two words: Oligarch and monopoly.
  • In relation to the housing market, arguably it is disproportionally influenced by a minority of big businesses.
  • Universities: UKC CCCU, UCA; Homestamp, letting agents and large portfolio landlords arguably have a disproportional influence on Canterbury’s student housing market.
  • Similarly UNIPOL in Leeds etc.

What are your thoughts?

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