Legal permanent residents (of any nationality) will be allowed to buy. They are only stopping rich foreign non-residents buying up properties through investment vehicles and driving up the prices. While also creating a shortage of rented properties in the same breath by living those properties empty.I think there should be exceptions, not a blanket ban. If you live and work in a foreign country, I think you should be entitled to owning a home.
It will never happen in this country though. All those rich feckers would see their property value plummet.
Entirely sensible and we should have that here too.