The Conservative Government is taking robust action to help first-time buyers across Winchester and Chandler's Ford get on the property ladder.
Steve Brine says; "We are a nation of homeowners in Britain and for much of the twentieth century, home ownership levels indeed steadily increased. However, in recent years we have seen a striking increase in the number of people - particularly from the younger generations - opting to rent instead of buy, as property prices have shot up, deposit requirements rocketed, and the economic outlook remained uncertain. Yet the aspiration amongst people to one day own a property remains as strong as ever."
In Parliament our local MP is leading the charge; he held a special debate in Parliament to discuss the problems first-time buyers face and is backing a number of key coalition proposals to really help people take that first step into home ownership.
Steve Brine adds; "The range of schemes this government have set out are really exciting, especially given the difficulties young people across Winchester & Chandler's Ford have in getting onto the housing ladder. These measures are not the only answer and I would like the Government to do more, for-instance extending the stamp duty holiday for new buyers, but I hope they will offer real hope to many."
Conservative run Winchester City Council also operated its New Homes Programme, building new council homes across our area.
Pictured; Steve Brine officially opens The Dell, a new Radian housing development in Kings Worthy containing a mix of homes for rent and shared ownership.
More information ...
Steve Brine leads Commons debate on support for first-time buyers - see here
Find out much more about the Help to Buy Scheme
See more about the revived Right to Buy programme
Read about Winchester's New Homes Programme
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