Housing white paper: what to expect

Big-Ben-THUMB.jpegThe long-awaited housing white paper will be published tomorrow, with government promising a “radical” shift in policy. What can the industry expect?

Build to rent

What we know so far

  • Measures to encourage institutional investment.
  • Longer, more secure tenancies.
What the industry wants
  • A reversal of the 3% stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords announced in March 2016.
  • Starter homes exemption for built to rent schemes.
  • National recognition of build-to-rent as a tenure to be included in local plans.