Conservative Manifesto 2017 for the PRS

Conservative Manifesto 2017 for the PRS

12:32 PM, 18th May 2017, About 5 years ago 28

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The Conservative Manifesto 2017 says they will act in specific markets including the PRS and housing market, but they are very light on detail and content.

They confirmed that they will continue with the ban on letting agent fee and said the following under the heading ‘Cutting the Cost of Living’.

  • We will also improve protections for those who rent, including by looking at how we increase security for good tenants and encouraging landlords to offer longer tenancies as standard.
  • A Conservative government will reform and modernise the home-buying process so it is more efficient and less costly.
  • We will crack down on unfair practices in leasehold, such as escalating ground rents.

Under ‘Homes for All’ they said:

“We have not built enough homes in this country for generations, and buying or renting a home has become increasingly unaffordable. If we do not put this right, we will be unable to extend the promise of a decent home, let alone home ownership, to the millions who deserve it.

We will fix the dysfunctional housing market so that housing is more affordable and people have the security they need to plan for the future. The key to this is to build enough homes to meet demand. That will slow the rise in housing costs so more ordinary, working families can afford to buy a home and bring the cost of renting down. And it will ensure that more private capital is invested in more productive investment, helping the economy to grow faster and more securely in future years.”

Click Here to read the full Manifesto



by terry sullivan

9:55 AM, 20th May 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "20/05/2017 - 09:47":

yes--visit their website

by Monty Bodkin

10:42 AM, 20th May 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "terry sullivan" at "20/05/2017 - 09:55":

The only manifesto on the UKIP website is from 2015, centred around voting to leave the EU
-that job is done.

by Whiteskifreak Surrey

19:03 PM, 21st May 2017, About 5 years ago

I very much agree with Monty and Hamish, but this is not a point I want to make today.
I just wanted to alert everyone on this site to an editorial (written - I presume- by our friend Gidiot) which appeared in Evening Standard on 18 May 2017. it reads (verbatim):
"... The bureaucratic planning laws that protect the interest of existing homeowners over those seeking their first home will be retained, and THERE WILL BE NEW CONTROLS ON PRIVATE LANDLORDS. ..."
Anyone is aware what it means? What controls? I did not seem to spot anything, but I worry what is behind that manifesto, and why - on the day of that manifesto being published - there is statement like that in the ES.
I will be grateful for any comments you may have, as it sounds dangerous. At least for me.

Anyway, since that S24, manifesto and social care bill, which sounds more like Communism and Big Brother together (all of you can only leave 100K to your descendants), I am not voting conservative. I did live under communism for a part of my life and there had never been a grab on your private house.
NB: My 28 y.o. son who now works abroad does not even consider coming back to the UK. His first in physics (from one of the top UK Unis) serves both him and a foreign country much, much better. And he is not the only one. This is the country we have become - how sad... (sorry for a private comment, we were so upset to hear that today).

by David Price

19:28 PM, 21st May 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Whiteskifreak Surrey" at "21/05/2017 - 19:03":

Both my sons, one a physicist and the other a computer scientist are leaving the UK as am I. The country is down and soon will be out.

by Whiteskifreak Surrey

19:36 PM, 21st May 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "David Price" at "21/05/2017 - 19:28":

Indeed. After the manifesto we will consider the move as well. The UK is getting worse and worse at the speed of light.
Physicists, IT specialists etc can have a great career abroad (like my son) without Red Theresa controlling their every move, email and pound spent.

by Lindsey

11:25 AM, 22nd May 2017, About 5 years ago

Twenty years of corporate IT, 10 years in management, and my First in Psychology will all be leaving the UK as soon as I finish my PhD (which will obviously be leaving too).

I prefer that as an option to having to buy a single ticket to Switzerland as soon as I start going downhill.

by Monty Bodkin

12:42 PM, 25th May 2017, About 5 years ago

UKIP 2017 manifesto out today;

Build prefabs.
Review of social housing associations.
No mention of private renting.

by Cautious Landlord

14:52 PM, 25th May 2017, About 5 years ago

Such a shame Farage abandoned UKIP when it's prime narrow objective was achieved. If ever there was a need for an 'Independent Party' - as in not Labour (Marxist), Lib dem (say anything for votes) or Tory (faux Tory, more left than New Labour) then it is now. There is no choice - you have very left wing, not sures and becoming left wing to choose from. Goodness knows what crap they will come out with either from the manifesto or outside of it when the Faux Tories win - very worrying. UKIP under Nutall are just not credible. As landlords at least we now know why they want everyone to be a first time buyer ... so they can steal your wealth when you die. Of course we are all happily living longer now and that must be paid for but before attacking the old folk and the middle classes AGAIN then why not look at the indefensible massive foreign aid budget no doubt being squandered or the still 1.5m layabouts perpetually unemployed - no mention of kicking these ne'er do wells into action in any manifesto- how is that acceptable ?

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