The policy ideas in this survey are drawn from stakeholders, add any others in comments or email us

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* 1. Would you support new legislation to create a national register of property ownership and usage of all residential property:

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* 2. Would you support changes to the tax system to link property assets to the personal taxation profiles of their beneficial owners?

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* 3. Would you support extending taxation proposals on linking property assets to their beneficial owners' UK tax profiles, to include property assets owned through entities registered in tax havens?

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* 4. Would you support legislation to allow different and potentially higher rates of locally levied (council) tax on so-called 'second homes'?

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* 5. Thinking about current legislation and council tax, and potential reforms or changes to guidance, would you support allowing only ONE 'second home' per taxpayer for council tax purposes, with additional properties classified differently?

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* 6. Would you support different rates of council tax being charged on additional investment properties beyond a primary residence and second home, where these are not permanently tenanted (this would include property used exclusively for short-term letting via platforms such as Airbnb)?

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* 7. Should devolved city administrations such as London (but potentially including other tiers of local government) be offered new powers to better regulate and control the short-term lettings market (Airbnb etc)?

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* 8. Should new powers to regulate short-term letting platforms such as Airbnb include new and lower limits on the number of days a property can be rented without requesting a change of use from residential?

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* 9. Should all residential property without a primary resident have a different planning classification (to residential); and require a change of use application from residential to be used in such a way?

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* 10. Should local government have full and transparent access to lettings data from online platforms such as Airbnb, for regulatory and compliance purposes?

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* 11. Should powers be given to local or City government to license all short-term let property?

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* 12. Should local or City Government be able to set saturation limits on the level of short-term lets licensed in a given area (such as a Neighbourhood Plan area, ward, or Borough)?

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* 13. Policy proposals for improving access to housing in London (questions 13 - 15):
- rate how effective each would be using the slider with '0' least effective and '10' most effective: 

[NOTE: ‘Buy to leave’ refers to investors who buy a property then leave it unoccupied]

On a scale of 0 - 10 how effective would it be if local councils stopped giving planning permission to developments that are likely to increase the number of ‘buy to leave’ investments in London?

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* 14. On a scale of 0 - 10 how effective would it be in improving access to housing if there was a cap on the number of whole home Airbnb lettings in London?

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* 15. On a scale of 0 - 10 how effective would it be in improving access to housing in London if local councils had the power to take over homes that have been unoccupied for more than six months and rent them to people in need of housing?

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* 16. Transaction Taxes on 'additional homes' and Foreign Buyers Tax Proposal: 
In common with several other national and regional governments around the world, the UK Government has adopted (since December 2014) the charging of extra taxes on the purchase of additional properties (in the UK this is a 3% stamp duty surcharge).
A further 3% surcharge for foreign buyers and those not domiciled in the UK for tax purposes was proposed in the recent (Nov 22nd 2019) Conservative General Election Manifesto... What impact is this most likely to have? [please rank answers, with '1' being 'most likely' in your view to be the outcome]:

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* 17. Additional Property Surcharge tax rates:
Would a higher tax levy than 3% be enough to discourage investment purchasers of residential property?
NOTE: This is about the CURRENT 3% 'additional property surcharge' NOT the proposed surcharge on non-UK taxpayer purchases

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* 18. Planning controls:
Could planning controls be used to ensure that property is purchased for primary residential use, and is this a good idea?

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* 19. Thinking about homes left empty for long periods, such as those paying the Empty Homes Council Tax Premium*, would you support a higher premium?
*The Premium is up to 100%, doubling the tax charged; and is charged after 2 years empty

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* 20. Again, thinking about homes left empty for long periods, such as those paying the Empty Homes Council Tax Premium, would stronger Empty Dwelling Management Order (EDMO) powers help? - for example allowing orders to be granted based on proof of lack of use, rather than anti-social impacts on the neighbourhood such as decay or vandalism?

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* 21. Thinking about all long-term unused homes (whether currently paying a Council Tax premium or not):
Would reform of the long-term empty and second home definitions to remove the distinction based on furnishing and introduce one based solely on usage, help to reduce the number of such properties, if backed by sanctions such as tax premiums and EDMO powers?

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* 22. You can be anonymous if you like, if not we would like to know who you are:

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