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13 December 2019

What do the election results mean for housing?

Ahead of the recent general election, Ben Arrowsmith, an associate in BDB Pitmans’ planning and infrastructure team, discussed the housing commitments in both the Labour and Conservative parties’ manifestos in an article for PrimeResi. In terms of the Conservative party, he explains:

‘The Conservatives are very much business as usual (time present) with the continuation of Right to Buy (for social tenants) and Help to Buy by extending its period operation from 2021 to 2023. They will continue in their reforms in relation to leasehold, implementing the ban on the sale of new leasehold homes and restricting ground rents to a peppercorn. Rightly and, inevitably, the Conservatives stress the need for safe and secure buildings in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy which occurred on  their watch. One of the bastions of shire-Conservatives, the Green Belt, is to be protected and “enhanced”’.

The full article is available to PrimeResi subscribers, here.

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