Statement from the National Association of Estate Agents

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Matthew Gray, National Association of Estate Agents, regional executive for Scotland, comments on Scottish First Minister’s speech at the SNP Party Conference: “We are pleased that Nicola Sturgeon has committed to building another 50,000 homes if the SNP win the Scottish elections in May 2016.

“Scotland, like the rest of the UK, faces a chronic lack of housing supply and any additional increase in stock is to be welcomed. However, this cannot be a one off. Scotland needs at least 23,000 extra homes a year to match demand, and a one off gesture to the electorate before an election will not solve the current crisis. NAEA calls on the Scottish Government to take the politics out of housing and implement a long term house building programme that will sustain demand for years to come.”

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