Full house – MPs debate controversial Bill

Proposals to boost housing stocks in the UK have entered the final stages of debate at the House of Commons.
The Housing and Planning Bill has been fiercely contested by opponents, supporters, politicians, housing professionals and experts over the past few months.
Now it has reached its report stage at the Commons where it was debated by MPs yesterday – one of the landmark stages on its route to becoming law.
Measures include extending the right to buy for housing association tenants, introducing ‘pay to stay’ charges for tenants in council houses earning more than £30,000 per household a year, or £40,000 in London, and the forced sale of high value vacant local authority properties.
Opponents say that the measures will make starter homes even less affordable while supporters have welcomed measures to reform the planning system and make more land available for homes to built upon.
The Government is aiming for one million sorely needed homes by 2020. Any measures to support the property market, encourage house building and invigorate the construction industry have to be welcomed.
Expert staff in our surveying department have noticed the continued fierce competition for properties in the area, which has been reflected in the demand for our services.
We had a record breaking December and are expecting a strong start to the year, as reperted in the Portsmouth News and The Business Magazine recently.
You can read the latest coverage in The Business Magazine at http://www.businessmag.co.uk/hampshire-mcandrew-martin-predicts-strong-start-2016-property-market/
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Proposals to boost housing stocks in the UK have entered the final stages of debate at the House of Commons….

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