We will ensure that 300,000 new homes are built per year, including 100,000 social homes for rent.
Whether renting or buying, too many people across the country – 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. Both Labour and the Conservatives, in pursuing Brexit, show they are wiling to risk 10% of our construction workers who are from the EU, making this crisis worse.
Everyone deserves to have a safe and secure home. Liberal Democrats will tackle rogue landlords with mandatory licencing, and promote long-term lettings.
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.
We will also establish a Rent-to-Own model for social housing, and provide government-backed tenancy deposit loans for all first-time renters under 30.
We’ll tackle wasted vacant housing stock by allowing local authorities to increase council tax by up to 500% where homes are left empty for more than six months.
Building secure homes which are fit for the future is at the heart of the Liberal Democrats’ plan for a brighter future.
Learn more about our Plan for the Future here.