Move to simplify and overhaul housing law under attack

A move to transform labyrinthine housing, planning and building rules to allow “more construction that is better and cheaper” has come under fire for including  ‘council house’ sales and weaker guarantees on housing provision.

The Loi Elan – Evolution du Logement, de l’Aménagement et du Numérique – is a wide-ranging bid to update building regulations but it is being seen on some sides as changing the French social housing model which provides 4.5million homes for 10million people.

The 2018 finance law is cutting €1.5billion from social housing ...

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