Housing is a basic human need. Everyone should have access to a suitable place to live. London, like many other cities, faces tough challenges in meeting the needs of its population. Supply should meet demand in terms of amount of housing and the range of different types needed, and housing should be of a good and lasting quality.
We must ensure we help those that don’t have a home at all – no one should sleep on the street. Social renters should be protected from unaffordable rents, private renters should get a fair deal and high standards. There should be new genuinely affordable housing, so that ordinary people have the choice to buy a home.
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Many of these shops started life as a terraced house and became shops. Rather than have bleak boarded up empty shops what not convert into houses and flats subject to the usual planning permits. Council tax would replace business rates on these properties, a benefit for each local authority.
The main reason for home shortages in london is there are too many people chasing too few homes ,immigration into london must be stopped ,priority for social housing must go to local people on the housing list ,giving social housing to immigrants is just not right ,social housing should only be a
I would like to raise the issue of affordable housing scheme, as a common hardworking person family can not afford this affordable house, asking for sufficient cash as deposit plus extras which impossible for poor families to afford.
'Since the Crown Estate was sold to Peabody a couple of years ago their excessive rent rises have been decimating the community and leaving flats empty for over 6 months and new key workers unable to afford the new rents despite them being costed at 60-80% of market value.
I think the perfect answer to high prices and laack of space they should invest in them mini houses the tiny houses they have them here in the usa,they are enough for one or two people,something to call your own would be better than nothing.you could even get volunteers,to bulld them which in tur
Your assertion that private renters expect high standards is wrong. There was a time when i was both poor and working 12 hour shifts. Incame home to sleep, got up and we t to work, where i could eat free too, so all i n eeded was a bed.
Much emphasis is placed on ‘building more homes’ as if this will solve the housing crisis. Why then are there such vast numbers of empty apartments and houses, why so many under occupied houses / mansions?
establish a fast track method so that those long seeking housing are put within selective ideal places of their choice but those that have been on the list a long time as well as in short times but this can not be done in folly it will take sheer wisdom understanding & knowledge to supply eac