Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Snugglybear

German Style Renting / Non-Affordable Housing For Sale

Recommended Posts

I couldn't see an existing thread to tack this onto, so started a new one

Two interesting snippets on the BBC Business news feed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-35206594

06.41

Time to try German-style renting?

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

Guy Grainger, UK chief executive of property firm JLL is on Today talking about the government's new housing bill.

Building purpose-built renting blocks, as are common in Germany or Sweden, based on longer leases may be a way to mitigate the squeeze on housing supply, he says.

There's lots of investor money interested in this sector as a long-term investment, Mr Grainger adds.

06.32

New homes 'will not be affordable'

BBC Radio 5 Live

Last night the The Housing Bill, the government's plan to fix the UK's housing market entered one of the final stages of its path through the House of Commons.

Paul Bogle, head of policy and research at the National Federation of Builders, says there are parts of the bill that will encourage development.

However, the homes that are being built "will not be affordable".Even starter homes will not be affordable "for the vast majority of people in the country".

A lot of the government's measures so far have "been stoking demand", he says.

Another problem is that earnings are not keeping pace with house price increases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had places built for long term rental. They were called council houses.

In the last great Housing Policy decision made by this Government, extending 'right to buy' to Housing Associations wiped out the only remaining form of secure tenure rental.

There aren't affordable rents now any more than there are affordable purchases. And I doubt if a six month shorthold agreement will inspire may to put down roots.

There's a recent thread on here about the Government 'pulling out all the stops to build 13,000 new homes'.

Just one Housing Association has reported that it expects to lose 3,000 homes under the extension of 'right to buy'. No housing associations are sufficiently well-funded to replace this stock in the short term.

Call me Dave is simply Dame Shirley Porter 2.0

Homes For Votes Scandal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for the syrians

It might be for the Ukrainians, if the 'visa free' deal gets done. There are at least 5 million looking to leave . . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn't see an existing thread to tack this onto, so started a new one

Two interesting snippets on the BBC Business news feed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-35206594

06.41

Time to try German-style renting?

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

Guy Grainger, UK chief executive of property firm JLL is on Today talking about the government's new housing bill.

Building purpose-built renting blocks, as are common in Germany or Sweden, based on longer leases may be a way to mitigate the squeeze on housing supply, he says.

There's lots of investor money interested in this sector as a long-term investment, Mr Grainger adds.

06.32

New homes 'will not be affordable'

BBC Radio 5 Live

Last night the The Housing Bill, the government's plan to fix the UK's housing market entered one of the final stages of its path through the House of Commons.

Paul Bogle, head of policy and research at the National Federation of Builders, says there are parts of the bill that will encourage development.

However, the homes that are being built "will not be affordable".Even starter homes will not be affordable "for the vast majority of people in the country".

A lot of the government's measures so far have "been stoking demand", he says.

Another problem is that earnings are not keeping pace with house price increases.

''A lot of the government's measures so far have "been stoking demand", he says.''

Not a lot of people know that, not mainstream DMail man/woman anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It might be for the Ukrainians, if the 'visa free' deal gets done. There are at least 5 million looking to leave . . . .

All that additional cheap labour should help wages rocket! Who is going to be earning enough to buy any of this 'affordable' housing! :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''A lot of the government's measures so far have "been stoking demand", he says.''

Not a lot of people know that, not mainstream DMail man/woman anyway.

Which is why I think it's good that it's getting into the MSM. OK, only a radio programme (transient) and a business news feed (niche, though on the most mainstream of platforms). But there's plenty of this kind of thing in the Grauniad too (admittedly also niche) and it would be good to think that the mood music is changing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   35 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.