Posted on 23rd March 2011

Budget Comment: Lawyer Welcomes Housing Measures

Nicola Neilson, Partner at Latimer Hinks Solicitors, one of Darlington and County Durhams longest established law firms, welcomed the steps being taken to get the property market moving.

She said: "Ten thousand first time buyers is a small proportion of those who are struggling to get on the property ladder, but anything which can help get the market moving is to be encouraged.

"The new shared equity scheme, alongside more growth-oriented planning rules, are welcome and I hope they will have the desired effect.