Fellas, you're very quick to criticise. Seems to me that there's no money for councels to build houses, and no mortgages to help first time buyers get on the ladder. So building in England has almost stopped; there's none at all here on Tyneside. So isn't it a good idea to sort out the rogue landlords and get new money into the rented sector. Works in France, Sweden and the States doesn't it, and they don't have a housing supply shortage ?