With David Cameron settling into his new home at number 10, the prospect of a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is positive news for the housing industry, according to flat-share website easyroommate.co.uk.

With the coalition finalised the property market can look ahead to firm policies to help bolster the fragile recovery enjoyed in recent months. Of the 1,800 property owners and tenants surveyed recently the Liberal Democrats had the most popular housing policies, with more than one quarter of respondents selecting at least one of their policies as one of their “three most appealing policies.”

For the months building up to the election Conservatives had pledged to continue to allow first-time buyers to be exempt from stamp duty on purchases up to £250,000, as well as scrap the Home Information Packs (HIPs). This was viewed by those surveyed as one of the most popular schemes, with two thirds backing the scheme.

The prospect of a coalition between the two parties is a great opportunity for a mergence of the most policies from the popular Liberal Democrat manifesto with the positive stamp duty and HIP pledges made by the Tories.

Source: Home move


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