Lib Dems to build homes for brighter future

Housing in countryside

A Liberal Democrat government will tackle the housing crisis by ensuring that 300,000 new homes are built per year, including 100,000 social homes for rent. 

The party will invest in building 100,000 social homes for rent each year through a £10 billion capital infrastructure investment, as well as establishing a Rent to Own model for social housing and providing government-backed tenancy deposit loans for all first-time renters under 30.

Building secure homes which are fit for the future is at the heart of the Liberal Democrats' plan for a brighter future. 

Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Tim Farron, said:

"Whether renting or buying, across the country too many people - people who work hard and play by the rules - are struggling to afford good homes in in the right location. We are facing a national housing crisis."

"To meet demand we need to build 300,000 homes a year. Both Labour and the Tories, in pursuing Brexit, show they are wiling to risk 10% of our construction workers who are from the EU, making this crisis worse.  

"Liberal Democrats will build 100,000 social homes for rent every year, to ensure that everybody has a safe and secure home. We will tackle rogue landlords with mandatory licencing, and promote long-term lettings.

"We will also tackle wasted vacant housing stock by allowing local authorities to increase council tax by up to 500 per cent where homes are left empty for more than six months.

"We are the only party with a bold plan to build a brighter future for all."

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