This is clearly a mechanism for forcing people out of their homes. As usual it is the stick rather than carrot approach, I think we need to consider carefully the consequences in terms of well being of individuals who have invested considerably in their homes, who have lived most of their lives in a property, it could be quite devastating if a satisfactory alternative is not available but they cannot afford to remain in their HOME. Certainly offer incentives, I know a neighbour who made the choice consciously herself to give her 3 bed up for a 2 bed flat and that home is now housing a larger family. However I think it is quite wrong to just force people who are emotionally attached to their homes, who have invested so much in it. It is easy to look at figures on a bit of paper and shuffle people around but it is not actually solving the problem satisfactorily, and not addressing the underlying problem and although alleviating the suffering of some, will simply cause more misery to others so it is not actually a solution.