The Right to Buy in England has become a strategic failure and, unless reconsidered, will continue to generate uneven spatial and social impacts, contributing to social disadvantage and exacerbating inequalities, according to new research.
Councils and housing associations across London are to be given support to buy former council homes from the private sector that can be used to resettle families arriving from Afghanistan The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is expanding his new Right to Buy-back fund to help councils buy homes
The City of Edinburgh Council is to pilot an initiative that will offer homeowners the chance to sell their homes back to the local authority if they are struggling to pay for shared repair responsibilities. The plan coincides with a programme of repairs works at mixed tenure blocks in Dumbryde
A new shared ownership model which will allow housing association tenants in England to buy a stake in their home for as little as £2,000 is to go ahead, housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed. The UK government said a package of measures, which were initially announced over the summer
Former council homes in Scotland which were purchased under the Right to Buy (RtB) policy made around £2 billion in profit for their owners during the last decade and a half of the policy. In one of the widest-ranging investigations into the policy, the BBC’s Shared Data Unit obtained an
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has repeated its call for the UK Government to suspend its Right to Buy policy after new figures revealed less than a third of homes sold since 2012 have been replaced. Figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government sh
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has reiterated its call for the suspension of the Right to Buy after new government figures revealed more homes were again sold under the policy than were replaced. Figures released yesterday by the ministry of housing, communities and local government have r
A £200 million pilot has been launched today to extend the right to buy for social housing association tenants in England. Under the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot, places will be allocated via a ballot with money from the discounted sales being used to fund replacement homes.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has urged the UK government to suspend its Right to Buy policy as new figures revealed that the sale of homes under the scheme continue to outstrip replacement properties. Figures released yesterday by the ministry of housing, communities and local government
Legislation to protect the stock and incentivise the building of new social housing in Wales has been given Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen marking the abolition of the Right to Buy across the country. The Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill became an Act of the at an official Seal
The history of social housing in Britain is being revealed in a new ten-part series by Radio 4. Broadcast every weekday over this week and next, Streets Apart: A History of Social Housing sees academic and cultural commentator Lynsey Hanley examine the idea of Victorian-era model villages and explor
Carl Sargeant The Welsh Government is to suspend the Right to Buy in Cardiff to ensure social housing is available for those who need it, communities and children secretary Carl Sargeant has announced.
Court of Session A former member of the armed forces who claimed he was entitled to a larger discount on the purchase price of his council home than he was offered under “right to buy” legislation has had his appeal refused.