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What is a starter home?

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy Conservative, South Ribble 6:30 pm, 3rd May 2016

Indeed. Those happy days in November and December that we all spent together in Committee were an unalloyed joy. With the right vehicle, such as the Help to Buy ISA, and with shared ownership, starter homes are affordable in many areas, including developments that I have visited in my constituency of South Ribble. For the generation between 20 and 40, which has been disproportionately affected by the increase in house prices, starter homes are a way to get on the property ladder, and we should all welcome the commitment to build these 200,000 homes.