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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
  David Cameron's comments on Council Housing
I am not that happy about his comments about council housing. There is a complex issue about housing and how we manage a spectrum of different types of tenancies and ownerships.

Housing is a very important foundation for families. People with disabilities often have their properties specifically adapted.

I think it is important to give people some security. I am actually unhappy about forcibly removing people from their homes for under occupation although I reocgnise that we should encourage people to downsize.

The local housing allowance scheme does encourage people to downsize when they don't need such a large property.

This is an area where considerable discussion is needed before putting proposals forward in legislation.
 
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While the Comment by David Cameron leaves a lump in many peoples throats, I guess theres one good thing to come out of it and thats People are talking and debating about the subject.

There's not enough council houses available, the waiting lists are longer than the terms in government.

David Cameron was way out of tune in his remarks but hey lets not sit here and moan about them, get the subject into a real debate and work at solving the issues.

Where was this subjecty in the party manifesto, (either parties) or even on the Coalition aggreement..........

I am glad this topic has been aired, not the best start to do it but at least the subject has gained some momentum.

One last thing, David Cameron needs to fire his advisors, he made a muck up about Pakistan, now he's moo poo'ed up again by shouting the odds on his home soil, think before he speaks would be a good start
 
John, LHA is not relevant for local authority secure tenancies, or most RSL assured tenancies, which are Cameron's target here.

Aside from that, and as a housing solciitor, I agree.
 
I am aware that LHA does not currently affect RSL tenancies.
 
It says we will need to build £1000,000 houses every year for 25 years to meet expanding population. How is this to be done?
 
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