Â· Increased construction of new properties, plus building 200,000 starter properties for first time buyers aged under 40 at 20% below market rate
Â· Extending right-to-buy and rent-to-buy schemes, offering discounted rents and an opportunity to buy for social tenants.
Â· Increased construction of new properties (200,000 annually) and encourage the expansion of smaller building firms
Â· Give more power to local authorities to build on designated land quicker and deliver new 'garden cities' in green land out of cities.
Â· Some priority given to 'local buyers' (should reduce people buying 2nd homes in Cornwall?) and stopping homes from being left empty (although no details on how this will be achieved)
Â· Mansion tax on properties over £2m and to reinstate the spare room subsidiary
Â· Better regulation and simplification of financial products such as mortgages
Â· Protected three year tenancy agreements for the rental sector and increase the quality of rented property by regulating landlords
Â· 300,000 new homes per year! (the most of all the parties).
Â· Higher council tax bands for expensive properties
Â· 'Help to build' incentives over 'Help to buy' scheme
Â· More powers to control the number of second and empty homes
Â· Cornish 'devolution'? giving local authority more power
Â· 'Rent to own' scheme . getting tenants to become owners without taking a mortgage (not 100 % clear how this will work and would take roughly 30 years to build up enough equity in a standard home to actually 'own it' meaning tenants would have to stay 30 years!)
Â· Further protection from 'rogue' landlords for tenants and minimum energy ratings for rented properties
Â· Protect the 'green belt' and build on 'brownfield sites'
Â· More power to local people to overturn large scale developments
Â· Prioritise ex-servicemen and women for social housing
Â· Restrictions on 'Right-to-buy' for foreign nationals
Â· Re-instate the spare room subsidy
Â· Streamline welfare system and benefit cap
Â· Abolition of 'Right to buy' and the construction of 500,000 new social rented homes by 2020.
Â· More power to bring empty homes back into use
Â· Struggling borrowers able to transfer ownership of their homes to local council and pay rent as tenants
Â· Scrapping the tax allowance on mortgage interest for landlords (!!!)
Â· Greater security for private tenants and rent 'caps' stopping landlords put rents up (!!!)
Â· Forcing landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their rented properties
Â· Abolition of the welfare cap