Politicians lay the foundations
Election promises for the property market this week include confirmation from the Conservatives that they will scrap Home Information Packs.
They also followed Labour with a pledge to raise the stamp duty threshold to £250,000 for firsttime buyers. It is now £125,000.
The Conservatives also say they will raise the Inheritance Tax threshold to £1m and will freeze council tax rates for two years.
They say they will abolish regional planning rules including the Regional Spatial Strategies and building targets.
Labour reiterated that it wants all new-build homes to be carbon neutral by 2016.
The LIberal Democrat manifesto proposes a mansion tax for properties over £2m and are looking at scrapping council tax in favour of a new system.