Young people under the age of 30 would be helped into the rental market in Welwyn Hatfield under the Liberal Democrats’ ambitious affordable housing programme to ensure that everyone has access to a safe and secure home.
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, and help young people into the rental market. It will build new houses to zero-carbon standards and cut fuel bills through a ten-year programme to reduce energy consumption from all the UK’s buildings.
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.
Liberal Democrat candidate for Welwyn Hatfield Paul Zukowskyj said: “ Building secure homes which are fit for the future is at the heart of the Liberal Democrats' plan for a brighter future.
“We know that for far too many people, house prices in Welwyn Hatfield are soaring beyond reach, making it very difficult for those on low income, starting a family or young people under 30 to find or keep homes of their own, either by buying or renting houses. The Conservatives Right to Buy scheme only deepened the housing crisis by depleting stock.
“We will help young people into the rental market in Welwyn Hatfield with a new Help to Rent scheme and set clearer standards for socially rented homes to help ensure that everyone has a safe and secure home.
“We will also ensure that tenants have greater security to stay in their rented home for longer without fear of exorbitant rent hikes by promoting longer tenancies of three years or more with inflation-linked annual rent increases built in.
“These plans set out a fairer, greener way to tackle the housing crisis and give everyone access to a good quality home regardless of their income.”