Regulate the housing market by creating more social housing and the mass construction of rent controlled, high quality housing at cost

The UK economy is heavily unbalanced and society is under severe strain because of the unhealthy proccupation with property values . The private sector should be controlled and the govt should intervene to create more social housing with a new  agile and diverse  philosophy that would allow tenants to rent, buy, exchange but with clearly defined rules on standards of upkeep and presentation .

Southern Europe has some interesting models with public corporations that develop public and private land under cost controlled ,socially  diverse  responsible and means tested models that allow , different age groups, economic classes etc to establish a foothold in areas otherwise closed to them .

Rent controlled projects should be encouraged to draw demand away from the private sector and prevent overheating in the housing market .

Why is this idea important?

The UK economy is heavily unbalanced and society is under severe strain because of the unhealthy proccupation with property values . The private sector should be controlled and the govt should intervene to create more social housing with a new  agile and diverse  philosophy that would allow tenants to rent, buy, exchange but with clearly defined rules on standards of upkeep and presentation .

Southern Europe has some interesting models with public corporations that develop public and private land under cost controlled ,socially  diverse  responsible and means tested models that allow , different age groups, economic classes etc to establish a foothold in areas otherwise closed to them .

Rent controlled projects should be encouraged to draw demand away from the private sector and prevent overheating in the housing market .

The planning law that prevents affordable village homes.

Why am I prevented from dividing my 5 bedroomed village home, which is half a mile from the curtailage of the Village?  If my home was half a mile nearer the village there wouldnt be a problem!

The house and garden are too big, now my family have left home but I love my home and my garden, why should I sell the whole house? The sensible option would be to divide into two flats or make two semi detached homes but planning law prevents this. The stupid part of this law is, if the property was a pair of  semi detached homes I could apply to make one large house and this would be approved!

Why is this idea important?

Why am I prevented from dividing my 5 bedroomed village home, which is half a mile from the curtailage of the Village?  If my home was half a mile nearer the village there wouldnt be a problem!

The house and garden are too big, now my family have left home but I love my home and my garden, why should I sell the whole house? The sensible option would be to divide into two flats or make two semi detached homes but planning law prevents this. The stupid part of this law is, if the property was a pair of  semi detached homes I could apply to make one large house and this would be approved!

First time buyers

Young people are paying high rents ,when they could be paying less if it were going towards a mortgage instead!

My son has to pay £700.00 for private rented accommodation when it could be paying off a mortgage, but he can not do this due to the huge deposit needed to get on the housing ladder.

My idea would be for the government to lend them the money with interest payable,so that they would have an affordable home  and the government could use that money to build more affordable homes for young people.

In effect the mortgage lender would be the government which would generate more money for housing   and also generate more jobs for the people by way of building more affordable homes.

Why is this idea important?

Young people are paying high rents ,when they could be paying less if it were going towards a mortgage instead!

My son has to pay £700.00 for private rented accommodation when it could be paying off a mortgage, but he can not do this due to the huge deposit needed to get on the housing ladder.

My idea would be for the government to lend them the money with interest payable,so that they would have an affordable home  and the government could use that money to build more affordable homes for young people.

In effect the mortgage lender would be the government which would generate more money for housing   and also generate more jobs for the people by way of building more affordable homes.