Thousands of Council Houses to be sold to Pay for the Right- to- buy

Posted: 18/09/2015

Research and analysis by Shelter shows that thirteen thousand houses, owned by the council all over England might be sold to allow the government’s plans to lengthen the right-to-buy scheme.

The dearest houses would be sold-off to pay for the extension of the right to buy to 1.3m housing association tenants.

Shelter concluded that in Cambridge almost half of the council housing stock might get sold when they become empty. Research also found that 112,883 houses owned by the council might experience forced sale.

However, there is doubt that the houses that are sold will be replaced; these new ideas from the Conservatives did not receive such a welcoming reception.

Shelters chief executive, Campbell Robb stated that “The government needs to scrap this proposal and start helping the millions of ordinary families struggling with sky-high housing costs".

Aislinn Devlin, Pali Ltd

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