Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
Posts Tagged: home ownership
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Our survival as a party and arguably that of our nation itself depends on people having a stake in this country.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The message is welcome after the defeatism of her predecessors. But radical measures are needed to free up supply and get attractive new development.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
The evidence suggests a slight increase in the rate of owner-occupation over the last couple of years.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
The Government should abolish stamp duty entirely for all purchases of a main home under £500,000.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
There are close to 100,000 people affected by terms that leave them with ground rent in excess of 0.1 per cent of their property. That means it is unsaleable.
That means easing onerous planning restrictions and ending George Osborne’s misguided crackdown on buy-to-let landlords.
Eric Ollerenshaw: Conservatives must be bolder on housing policy – and in taking credit for what is being achieving
There’s a development of 5,000 new homes near where I live. The sign board doesn’t mention the large Government grant.