About time: NLA response to PM's pledge to build more affordable housing
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a £2bn fund to build more affordable homes, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, said:
“The majority of landlords would agree that more social housing should be built, and it’s about time that the Prime Minister set aside a significant pot of money to do so.
“Government, society and indeed taxpayers will get better long-term value from investing in building than in subsidising rents.
“Today’s announcement should not only provide more available housing for those most in need at rents they can afford, it should also relieve the pressure on the private sector, and choke off the breeding-ground for the minority of rogues and criminals who get away with providing substandard housing and neglecting their tenants”.