The government is failing low income householders as buy to let rents rise, despite cutting housing benefits to try to stem the increases.
A private rental market analysis by a housing groups is warning the government that rents are unaffordable in some areas for poorer families – and propose building more homes and supporting landlords to invest as the solution. Continue reading Build to let is answer to UK housing problems, says industry
Build-to-let funded by private investors and pension funds is the solution to the UK’s housing crisis, housing lobbyists have told MPs.
Unlocking billions of private sector cash to invest in a house building programme together with the government’s new housing deal would meet the country’s growing need for homes, says the British Property Federation. Continue reading Build-to-let Will Solve Britain’s Housing Needs, MPs Told
The British Property Federation has issued a word of caution over the distribution of the land set to be sold off by the Government.
Housing minister Grant Shapps announced yesterday that thousands of acres of land will be sold off to create 100,000 new houses by 2015.
Liz Peace, BPF’s chief executive backs the plans but said “Government must give consideration to who has the resources available to get on and build these homes, particularly while banks are still nervous about lending.” Continue reading The BPF calls for land to be sold to the right people