So, there's another £1 million going into so called Affordable Housing ( http://www.shetnews....rdable-housing)
What does this mean to working people at the lower end of the property market? As a married man with young children I will certainly not be able to to get on the the list for the new Hjaltland houses, given the apparent prerequisite for folks to be separated or unemployed before they can get towards the top of the list for a Hjaltland house.
Still, seeing as the Staney Hill development will likely be a 'mixed' development like the ones they blasted half the hill at Sound to make then perhaps we could climb the property ladder? Should be able to get something for about the £300-380k mark, going by the current market value.
My point is, what's being done to address the housing issue for ordinary working families? Nobody on an average income is going to be able to afford the mansions that are being built privately. The best anyone can hope for in Lerwick is to buy an old council house, which are going for about £150k, which is what we paid last year. Guess I'll have to speak to the divorce lawyers and maybe get back on the dole to get one of the nicer new council houses...
Edited by Horns 'O' Da Geo, 14 March 2016 - 12:00 PM.