Train4TradeSkills News: Buying a plot of land in a supermarket – is this a good idea?

You could soon be picking up a new home with your fruit and veg in Tesco or with your flat-pack wardbrobe in Ikea, in new proposals from the Housing Minister Grant Shapps.

More new homes are needed in the UK, and Grant Shapps is hoping to tackle the housing crisis by offering a one-stop service for self-builders in shops like Tesco, Ikea and B&Q, according to Building Design.

Shapps’ plan is to help self-builders by making it easier to buy a plot of land, and make it so easy that you would be able to buy land from a shop and select kit design from a catalogue. Sort of like a property version of Argos.

Shapps said in a statement: “Why shouldn’t anyone be able to walk into their local DIY store or builders’ merchant and get the information needed to start what is, after all, a do-it-yourself project on a grand scale.”

Some groups have backed Shapps’ idea, with Ted Stevens, Chairman of the National Self-Build Association saying his plan could deliver 20,000 new homes a year in the UK.

To be honest, I’m not sure about this. Shops like Tesco sell everything, from insurance and electronics to petrol and loans, so is it that absurd that they would sell land? But then again should it be that easy to buy yourself a plot of land for a new house with the weekly shop. What if you then decide you don’t want it – would you get a receipt and then be able to take it back?

What do you think – should you be able to buy a plot of land in shops like Tesco and Ikea? Let us know by commenting below…



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Posted on July 14, 2011, in construction jobs, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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