IMS Director Michelle Niziol comments on the result of the General Election. Niziol says:
“We continue to face days and weeks of uncertainty with the outcome of the election being a hung parliament and with the former housing and planning minister having lost his parliamentary seat.
“Any newly formed Government will need to work closely with organisations within the property industry and other sectors to deliver a successful housing strategy for the years to come.
“More affordable housing to buy and rent, a reformed Stamp Duty system so that sellers take on the cost rather than homebuyers, and measures to speed up house building and delivery of infrastructure, should be high on the housing agenda of any Government.”