Housing is a particularly salient political issues at the moment, and one of the most complicated market situations that we have seen for some time. With some of the working policy solutions taking a long time to get to market we’re seeing a difficult situation get worse.
House prices continue to increase, restricting access for first-time buyers and inhibiting ‘second steppers’ moving up the ladder; and at the same time, the Private Rented Sector, especially Buy-to-Let landlords, is under pressure from tightening Government mandates and fiscal reform.
In addition, buying and selling has declined, and the redress providers are seeing very high numbers of complaints. So much so that we believe it is time to comprehensively regulate the housing sector.
Reforming the planning system and increasing housing supply to start to improve affordability are key steps to ensure that communities can access the high-quality homes they need, and that the housing market needs an injection of innovation and competition.
Join RICS at is annual Residential Reception - Opening Doors for the Locked Out Generation – to hear from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and an expert panel which will discuss alternative approaches to tackling the UK’s housing crisis
Our expert panel on the night will be:
Directly after the panel debate there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and then a drinks networking reception will follow on.