Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party manifesto yesterday with a promise to “Get Brexit done”, and although the document was rather light on detail, there were a few housing policy suggestions, along with a pledge to freeze income tax levels, National Insurance and VAT.
The document contained few surprises, with most of the main policies trailed in advance before or during the general election.
The Tories, as previously reported, have vowed to introduce a new scheme to permit tenants to transfer their tenancy deposits when they move properties.
The new Lifetime Deposit scheme will allow renters to transfer their deposit from one property to another instead of being left out of pocket for weeks while they wait to be reimbursed from their old landlord but have to spend money securing their new property.
The Conservatives have reaffirmed their commitment to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act.
In addition, a Social Housing White Paper will be brought forward if a Tory government is elected which will set out further measures to hand power to tenants and support the supply of social homes.
The Tories will also commit to renewing the Affordable Homes Programme, in order to support the delivery of hundreds of thousands of affordable homes.
The party also pledges to end homelessness.
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