Driving landlords out of business would not help tenants. We need more choice and competition by increasing supply.
Posts Tagged: Housing
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
Encouragingly, both leadership contenders have confirmed their support for more devolution.
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.
Jeremy Hutton: There are 6,047 empty council-owned commercial properties in the UK – what a shocking waste
Providing security, insurance, maintenance and renovation of these vacant properties costs £74 million a year. Many could be converted into housing.
Planners and architects are contemptuous of public opinion. It is naive to assume otherwise.
New tower blocks being proposed in the capital seem designed to be as assertive and architecturally antisocial as possible.
Private landlords epitomise traditional Tory values of aspiration, hard work and self-reliance, but this government is about to throw them on the scrapheap.
The new Prime Minister needs to dream a dream for all of us, and then put in place the political measures to make it a reality.
Holly Whitbread: Pod units are providing the homeless in Epping Forest with the emergency accommodation they need
This innovative solution is preferable to bed and breakfast accommodation. Residents who live in a pod can live more independently, cooking their own food.
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.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
His pledge to cut income tax and National Insurance for the lowest paid is one that will resonate well on the doors across Redditch and beyond.
He secured two big wins for local government during his time as our Secretary of State – on both social care and housing.
If we listen to residents and provide good homes, then development can be popular.