Thursday, July 21, 2011
“how to make self-build a mainstream housing option”
Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today welcomed an action plan put together by the self-build industry on how to make self-build a mainstream housing option. The National Self-Build Association and other industry experts have put together a report on the main challenges for the sector and 15 proposals for action to help self-builders. Its recommendations include that more land is made available for self-builders, that lenders are encouraged to offer more self-build mortgage products and that over-burdensome regulations be removed or simplified.