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Build Back Better

Posted: 10th June 2022

Category: General

This June, we celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee. There were parties in streets which didn’t exist when the Queen came to the throne and many that did.

In 1952 our major cities were still heavily pockmarked from second world war bombs that rained death and destruction – the type of destruction of life and property that the poor people of Ukraine experience today. Nothing, it seems, changes, just the location.

After the war, Britain had to rebuild, and the Queen saw, as many did, the giant strides made in terms of materials, technology and infrastructure that have come to play a vital part in where and how we live today.

But, during the Queen’s reign, successive national and local governments have dismally failed to properly tackle housing. Today, there are too many underinsulated homes and too few new houses to satisfy demand. 

Successive governments have also failed to address the national disgrace of our conveyancing system.  Highly experienced estate agents are needed to help buyers and sellers navigate their way to a successful outcome for them both.

A recent political slogan is Build Back Better. We should build back better - better eco-friendly houses, especially on brownfield sites and help to bring our existing housing stock to a better eco standard. Above all, we should build safer housing to prevent a horror like Grenfell Tower from happening again.

As we celebrate the seventy-year reign of a remarkable woman who dedicated herself to serve, we should also reflect on how we can learn from those years and determine to build better in future.

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