X

Sign Up

or

By signing up I agree to Property Tribes Terms and Conditions


Already a PT member? Log In

Sign Up

Sign Up With Facebook, Twitter, or Google

or


By signing up, I agree to Property Tribes Terms and Conditions


Already a PT member? Log In

Log In

or


Don't have an account? Sign Up

Forgot Password

To reset your password just enter the email address you registered with and we'll send you a link to access a new password.


Already a PT member? Log In

Don't have an account? Sign Up

  • Property-a-holics

    Teresa May - housing market announcements

    Good point Kelly, govt don't realise that most of new builds are tosh, a large estate is being built down by the river in Erith by a housing association but the area is sxxt, no middle class family would live there!
    0
    0

    We have had needs-based tenancy allocation in Social Housing since 1977 - so an estate built by a Housing Assoc will likely be aimed at housing the largely destitute - rather than middle class families.

    Unless of course that estate is a Build to Rent at full market rent - or indeed outright private sale at full market value - which many HAs are doing via separate offshoot companies..

    0
    0
    With respect there is a huge difference between what people would like and the only thing they can afford. Very few people would choose to live in a 30m2 home, but developers can sell them solely as its the only affordable option.

    As for better quality, daft seeing as its the government that scarapped the sustainability building codes.
    0
    0

    People dont choose to buy a 30m2 home yet choose to buy it? Hmmm...Its called a free market Philip and if there were no buyers for the product the sellers wouldn't make it, would they? There is over population in London and shortage of housing, hence smaller living spaces to maintain affordable prices....simple economics

    If your socialist housing beliefs are correct, then why is micro living HMO spaces trending and in demand??? Because thats all that some people can afford

    0
    0

    To consider my views as socialist is almost comical , i’ve never cast a vote anywhere to the left of the tories, i was merely pointing out that people are buying micro flats because its all they can afford not because its what they desire. I also frrely accept that there will be afew for whom such a flat is ideal as a pied a terre and others may prefer them , but in general they won’t be something people search out , rather they’ll gravitate down to them having seen what they can get.
    0
    0

    "...people are buying micro flats because its all they can afford not because its what they desire..."

    Many people would desire a Ferrari but they can only afford to buy a VW Golf.

    What's wrong with having a VW Golf even when you'd love a Ferrari?

    A well designed 30m flat can be a very good home and it drives me mad that government policy has vitually outlawed them when, in my opinion, these smaller homes could be playing a signicant part in the provision of affordable housing.

    1
    0
    There’s nothing wrong with a golf and most people would be happy to drive one, your car analogy might be better if it compared the 30 metre flat to a sinclair c5, yes it’ll get you from a-b , but not very comfortable useless if you have friends and ultimately a niche/novelty product from which you’d be happy to move on from.
    0
    0

    "...your car analogy might be better if it compared the 30 metre flat to a sinclair c5..."

    Exactly the sort of response I expected from you.

    Perhaps if you'd had some real and long term experience with 30m homes (yes, HOMES!) and the people who live in them you might be able to make a valid comment instead of rubbishing the very thought of it. 

    As in Jonathan Clarke's comment, I've had long-term tenants who've moved on from some of these flats and stay in contact and ask me if I've got any vacancies because they loved their old flat so much. (...hold on, I can hear your response now..."So if they loved their flats so much, why did move away in the first place?"...)

    And, by the way, re your poo-pooing of my car analogy, I recently treated myself to a £900 15yr old Mercedes A-Class short wheel base.

    0
    0
    Perhaps sir you jump to too many assumptions, in a block i built , the top floor flat is a grand total of 34m2, some of which has restricted head height though has the benefit of well above average storage space, with the help of building control( guidance on layout and fire detection and escape route length)  at the time it provides a tidy little place. It’s not been void for more than 3 months in the 15 years since completion, it has the advantages of miniscule energy bills and being top floor in a relatively modern well constructed build of being very quiet, current tenant has beenthere 10 years, but it appeals to a very small part of the population and really doesn’t suit couples living together full time.  Hence my choice of current tenant.
    Whilst there is a small market share for full time micro living as a rental option i still believe they do not ( for the vast majority) appeal to owner occupiers on grounds other than affordability. Your opinion and experience is different , geographic location , value, local market demand will all vary.

    As for choice of car , we all select what suits us best ( unlike property cars depreciate with age so largely we can buy the functionality we require from a wide range of cost options) i choose to drive a family estate, as it’ll carry a door or 6x3 plasterboard and 3m lengths of flexible materials, 2.7m lengths of timber and cater for my personal transport needs.
    0
    0