“We welcome once again the Government’s commitment to the delivery of increased levels of new homes. But in truth it’s the planning system which needs to change and whilst the Government has been making positive statements for some time, structural reforms are required.

“Buy to let is seen by a huge number of people as the most secure way to provide for their retirement and provide a secure home for their savings. Ongoing stock market volatility and big business blunders make the ability to touch, feel and visit your investment very appealing.

“Taxation changes may have a marginal effect, but we anticipate very strong continuing demand.”
Gerard Price, Chairman