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 .

STOP POLICE BEING ABLE TO SEIZE PASSPORTS WITHOUT A SPECIFIC COURT ORDER

Currently the police can seize a persons passport without an order of the court specifically allowing them to do so. Without a passport a person is  prevented from going abroad, prevented from ,saddly today, getting a bank acccount, prevented from getting or changing their job, prevented from getting a solictor to act for them, prevented from getting a mortgage.

Why is this idea important?

Currently the police can seize a persons passport without an order of the court specifically allowing them to do so. Without a passport a person is  prevented from going abroad, prevented from ,saddly today, getting a bank acccount, prevented from getting or changing their job, prevented from getting a solictor to act for them, prevented from getting a mortgage.

Remove building societies restrictions from renting a room/2nd room

Remove Building Society restrictions on renting a room and 2nd room in a house which are as follows:

a)  Apparantly one would have to involve a solicitor for 1st room if permitted to rent in the first place                                                                                                                                               

b) One wouldn't be allowed to live in the house if one was renting a second room as it is classified as a business. 

Due to restrictions some people rent a 2nd room covertly not because they want to avoid tax but because they could get into trouble with the building society.

However as the vast majority of people have interest only mortgages (I know this due to the fact I worked for a well known Mortgage Lender) they would be probably liable to very little tax in their now rent rooms business as you can offset the tax against any profits you reap.

ALTERNATIVELY

Alternatively due to the small amounts of tax involved in renting a 2nd room scrap the tax altogether and raise the threshhold.

Why is this idea important?

Remove Building Society restrictions on renting a room and 2nd room in a house which are as follows:

a)  Apparantly one would have to involve a solicitor for 1st room if permitted to rent in the first place                                                                                                                                               

b) One wouldn't be allowed to live in the house if one was renting a second room as it is classified as a business. 

Due to restrictions some people rent a 2nd room covertly not because they want to avoid tax but because they could get into trouble with the building society.

However as the vast majority of people have interest only mortgages (I know this due to the fact I worked for a well known Mortgage Lender) they would be probably liable to very little tax in their now rent rooms business as you can offset the tax against any profits you reap.

ALTERNATIVELY

Alternatively due to the small amounts of tax involved in renting a 2nd room scrap the tax altogether and raise the threshhold.