TRANSPARENCY IN THE HOUSING MARKET

Transparency-in-Housing

Property investment leads to more housing. More buy to let properties means more choice for tenants.But nobody should be discriminated against in this process. Currently, the property market works advantageously for buy to let investors who have access to connections and properties prior to them being properly exposed to the market. Estate agents prefer to […]

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDLORDS CHARTER

CONSTRUCTIVE-LANDLORDS

In every society since the ancient concept of landlord and tenant evolved the relationship has been characterised by conflict. The ever accelerating reams of legislation have only served to extend the gulf in understanding. What is needed is a new arrangement, a new equilibrium. Recent research published by www.housingpartners.co.uk shows that only less than a […]

HOUSING BASED ON CHOICE NOT CHANCE

housing-in-the-UK

There is a desperate shortage of affordable housing in the UK. Hundreds of thousand of people are on waiting lists, hostels or temporary accommodation waiting for a property that they will be able to afford to buy or rent. The flagship ‘right to buy’ policy of the Thatcher government produced an expansion in home ownership […]

FROM CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TO CORPORATE COMPASSION

Responsibility

The premise is that businesses derive wealth by using society’s resources and that they are therefore duty bound to invest back in to the society. Not only finance but expertise and goodwill. The free market in its raw sense presupposes the need for profit maximisation. The more profit an organisation makes the more tax it […]