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.
Posts Tagged: Rent
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.
Landlords in the capital already have lower yields than those elsewhere. Who is going to choose to build homes to rent if there is no return on investment?
Andrea Jenkyns: Help to Buy largely helped the better-off – instead let’s support those who really need it
Government schemes to promote home buying are not reaching a large part of the population who aspire to own their own homes.
Private landlords epitomise traditional Tory values of aspiration, hard work and self-reliance, but this government is about to throw them on the scrapheap.
That means easing onerous planning restrictions and ending George Osborne’s misguided crackdown on buy-to-let landlords.
The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.
A Code of Practice, if given legal backing, should ensure that freeholders act as long-term responsible stewards of properties.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
This reform will mean that families renting privately can sleep easier at night, knowing that the housing market they rely on has become fairer as a result.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
The experience of San Francisco was that the policy caused the supply of available rental housing to be reduced by 15 per cent.
Onward estimates that up to 88,000 landlords would make use of the relief each year, transferring just under half a million homes into ownership over five years.
More protection is needed for tenants who complain about the condition of their property due to unscrupulous landlords
Unfair tax increases and restrictions will reduce the housing supply and make homelessness worse.