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Is this the way forward?

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 13 Sep 17 12.25pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I grew up in an over crowded council home on an estate which the local paper described as a slum.
We need innovative solutions so yes this could be an option for some people. Its better than sleeping on a friends couch.

We need an adult cross party discussion on social housing and I say this as a right wing Tory. Topics I would like to see addressed are:

1) Ban foreign investment unless it is social housing. The UK has become the money laundering centre of the world and too many criminals and businessmen are inflating house prices in the UK. I believe that other European countries are far more restrictive.
2) Restrict through taxation "buy to let", unless you are a social landlord. Again this has inflated house prices.
3) Encourage banks and pension funds through tax breaks to become social landlords. I believe in Austria the majority of housing is owned by the banks. They let them on long term leases which provides them a guaranteed income stream and security for the residents.
4) Allow councils more flexibility to build more housing by letting them borrow.
5) Provide greater security for private tenants regarding rents and lease. Landlords could be encouraged, through tax breaks, to give long term leases with built in rent rises e.g. year 1 rent is 2000pa year 2 it will be 2100 year 3 etc.

Anyway that is my manifesto

 


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View Beanyboysmd's Profile Beanyboysmd Flag 13 Sep 17 12.39pm Send a Private Message to Beanyboysmd Add Beanyboysmd as a friend

Yep, this is definatly the future we want to give to the next generation. Normalising housing like that can only benefit young people trying to make a living in cities.
And of course wait until those places have been up for a few years, they are barely livable brand new, they will be borderline slums in 15 years. Especially when the ropey landlords start buying them up...
If we allow this then the phrase 'kids have got it easy nowadays' should be made illegal by 2020...

 

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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 13 Sep 17 12.55pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

It's only one step away from the 'cage' communities in Tokyo
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At 6'3", it's a NO from me.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 13 Sep 17 1.03pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Yes. If you want the quality of life to dip to a modern low.

Too many people arriving in Britain equals less housing space for everyone and higher rents. It's fairly obvious.

Awaits some dim wit Lefty to tell me it's all the Tories fault for building too few houses. Funny, because houses are being built all over where I live sadly. More traffic, more noise, more pollution, more pressure on the health service, less countryside...


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Originally posted by Beanyboysmd

Yep, this is definatly the future we want to give to the next generation. Normalising housing like that can only benefit young people trying to make a living in cities.
And of course wait until those places have been up for a few years, they are barely livable brand new, they will be borderline slums in 15 years. Especially when the ropey landlords start buying them up...
If we allow this then the phrase 'kids have got it easy nowadays' should be made illegal by 2020...

These will indeed be the dystopian slums of the future if we're not careful. Demand drives price, and whilst initially cheap, these will only ever be slightly cheaper than the absurdly high rental prices for property in London.

Its no different than all those tiny one bedroom box houses they built in the 90s that were cheap housing, and then simply became to expensive for most people to buy, because the prices of housing was ridiculous.

The solution really lies in controlling the housing market, and property availability and affordability - not in producing just more product into the market.

Government cannot keep avoiding making that tough decision, just on the basis of protecting their popularity - the experiment in 'home ownership' has become a total f**king disaster.

 


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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Yes. If you want the quality of life to dip to a modern low.

Too many people arriving in Britain equals less housing space for everyone and higher rents. It's fairly obvious.

Awaits some dim with Lefty to tell me it's all the Tories fault for buildng too few houses. Funny, because houses are being built all over where I live sadly. More traffic, more noise, more pollution, more pressure on the health service, less countryside...


I'd pretty much agree with that. The entire rental market is largely propped up on the basis of migrant workers in the UK. The answer isn't building s**tier and s**tier places to live.

 


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Originally posted by jamiemartin721

I'd pretty much agree with that. The entire rental market is largely propped up on the basis of migrant workers in the UK. The answer isn't building s**tier and s**tier places to live.

Greedy landlords. Greedy builders. Too many people.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Greedy landlords. Greedy builders. Too many people.

Greedy agents, and no regulation or regulating system since the demise of council housing. Rent shouldn't be 60% plus of peoples income after tax. That's a crime against working people.

Not to mention that the state pays fortunes in housing benefit on the basis of an out of control market.

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 13 Sep 17 1.42pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by regal_eagle

It's only one step away from the 'cage' communities in Tokyo
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At 6'3", it's a NO from me.

That's Hong Kong not Tokyo.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 13 Sep 17 1.45pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Add Stirlingsays as a friend

What kind of future is this? Talk about accepting lower standards for the coming generation.

We have to find a different ways of tackling the population and housing problems.

But that won't happen because essentially....agendas.

 

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Originally posted by jamiemartin721

Greedy agents, and no regulation or regulating system since the demise of council housing. Rent shouldn't be 60% plus of peoples income after tax. That's a crime against working people.

Not to mention that the state pays fortunes in housing benefit on the basis of an out of control market.

That is the bottom line.

 

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