THE government is preparing to impose drastic curbs on second home ownership that would stop people buying in sought-after rural areas.
An inquiry commissioned by Gordon Brown will recommend local authorities have the power to prevent outsiders buying property they do not intend to make their main residence. Those seeking to buy country boltholes that deprive local residents of houses would be forced to apply to the council.
They would have to win planning permission to change the house from fully occupied to a second home and could be refused by the council. The inquiry is also considering banning outsiders from buying newly built homes in such areas.
What the hell? So, we are not even allowed to trade freely amongst ourselves now? The government has now decided that, if you live in one of these areas, and you want to sell your home, you will not be allowed to chose whom you sell it to. If the best price comes from "an outsider" and the Council disapproves, well, tough fucking shit, sonnny.
"These are local homes for local people: we don't want their kind here."
Quite apart from being disgustingly illiberal, this proposal displays the most unbelievable arrogance.
The move is likely to reduce the supply of houses in counties such as Cornwall, Devon and Norfolk available for use as second homes and push up their price.
Hmmm, I wonder if it wil also push up the price of homes in Kirkcaldy: planning on moving, are we, Gordon?
This NuLabour government are trying to decide what you can own, where you can live, what you can eat, drink, smoke or fuck. Can the gulags be far away?
The Gobblin' King is a stinking shitstain on the kecks of NuLabour, lacking in the courage even to be a full-blown turd.