Ministry of Housing focuses on fixing the property market as it reveals where it is targeting its research

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has set out its current research priorities, with fixing the ‘broken property market’ at the top of the list.

The Government department said its research would focus on developing an over-arching strategy for housing and planning policy evaluations and tracking the longer-term impact of different policies to support home-ownership such as the Help to Buy equity loan scheme.

It also said it is focused on gaining a understanding of the position of private landlords and their tenants by setting up a new private landlord survey.

Strangely, there was no mention of research into forthcoming proposals to further regulate the estate and lettings agency sector.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/708137/AreasofresearchinterestMHCLG.pdf

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  1. Will

    So the Government does not understand the  housing market?  Perhaps to many this does not come as a surprise with the amount of knee jerk anti landlord legislation in recent years. The legislation has put people on the streets, cuts in housing benefits and disability benefits has targeted the poorest in society whilst manipulative propaganda by government and others has generated anti landlord feelings and generational discord. We now live in a world of spin and fake everything.

    Personally, on Grenfell I blame Government – they control the Building Regulations which allowed this disaster.

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