Queen’s speech pledges action on housebuilding and tenant fees


Today’s Queen’s speech has announced that the new Government will help build more homes, promote housing market fairness and bring forward proposals to ban unfair tenant fees.

The sovereign made the announcement in the Queen’s speech today to mark the state opening of parliament.

Last night the Government announced the draft tenant’s fees bill, legislation that would ban letting fees.

Many of the Queen’s announcements on housing have been previously mooted in documents such as a recent white paper on the subject.

The Queen also announced a financial guidance and claims bill.

This legislation would tighten the regulation of claims management companies and set up a new organisation offering financial advice.

EMoov chief executive Russell Quirk says: So we reach another political juncture, punctuated by excessive Autumn Statements, Budget announcements and Queen’s Speeches.

“The government yet again are setting out to revitalise their approach to housing only for us to look back come the next occasion and realise that the previous hype and hot air has evaporated with no tangible action whatsoever.”