Local authorities should be able to introduce optional-use clauses to prevent housing from being bought unless it is going to be lived in.
You may not sell your property to the person who is offering the most money for it.
That extra money, the difference between the \”I\’ll live in it\” buyer and the second home or foreign buyer is a straight and simple theft from you the property owner.
If there isn\’t a difference then there\’s no theft of course: but if there isn\’t a difference then there\’s no point to the law either.
In law, I think I\’m right, in saying that incitement to or conspiracy to carries the same punishments as actually doing. Does this mean that we now get to jail Simon Hughes for incitement to theft?
I do rather hope so…..