Solving Britains broken housing market


To solve the housing crisis, changes are required on several fronts:

Planning
Requiring a change of use if someone wants to use a house for non-permanent housing purposes.

Bringing holiday lets and second homes back into permanent use by restricting current use to present owners. eg, if the property was sold or a different member of the owning family took over, the house would have to be used for permanent residential use.

Ensuring that planning proposals are appropriate to meet local housing needs – by excluding luxury housing for example.

Housing
Building housing specifically for rent.

Bringing in rent controls.

Removing the buy-to-let option for owners.

Other
Developers and estate agents should be restricted in advertising housing where it would lead to housing being sold outside the local area.

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