COMMENT: Levelling Up – the industry reacts to White Paper

by: Mary-Anne Bowring/Negotiator

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Property industry leaders including, agents, insurers, property managers, lenders and trade bodies react to Michael Gove's proposals.


Yesterday the government revealed its levelling up plans for the UK economy and communities with a bewildering range of different measures many of which were new, and some recycled from previous initiatives and consultations.And there was plenty in there for the property industry, whose letting agents and landlords are likely to take the brunt of the changes announced by housing secretary Michael Gove.

Although the PRS changes, which include a national landlord register, a crackdown on rogue landlords, more help for first time buyers, an enforceable minimum homes standard and abolishing Section 21, will have a direct effect on the market, many of the other levelling up proposals for the house building, transport, crime and education sectors, and the economy as a whole, will impact everyone involved in property sales and renting.

Here is how many of the leading organisations within the property industry have reacted to the proposals.



Mary-Anne Bowring, Group MD of Ringley 

“The government’s levelling-up white paper lacks serious ambition with little to no new money introduced to create a level playing field across the UK,” she says.


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