Monday, November 21, 2011

Housing Crisis

I have blogged before on the housing crisis. IMO families should be encouraged to stay together. Divorce or cohabitees slitting up adds to demands. But the BBC has listed some radical solutions. Click on the headline. I favour three of the solutions. Contain population growth - but you need to be out of the EUSSR for this. Force landlords to sell or let empty properties - and this includes local authorities. Also unoccupied commercial premises and sites should be converted to housing. Ban second homes though this does defy my libertarian instincts. I do not think the elderly should be forced to downsize but encouraging fiscally by incentives is good.

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