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Topic: Right to Buy...Grrr!
Posted by: Adrian Irving
Date/Time: 15/04/15 13:34:00

Below is an extract from Property Industry Eye which I agree with evrey word of.

"The industry has reacted with horror to the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to the social housing sector.
Altogether, some 1.3m housing association tenants would be able to purchase their homes after three years at a discount of 35%.
Jeremy Blackburn, RICS head of policy, said: “Extending the right-to-buy policy to housing associations and selling our remaining council housing stock is not a responsible approach to addressing the housing deficit.”
Adam Challis, head of residential research at property firm JLL, said: “The expansion of Right to Buy represents terrible policy.”
Other critics said the proposed policy was unfair on private tenants.
Ruth Davison, director of policy and external affairs at the National Housing Federation, said: “We fully support the aspiration of home ownership, but extending right-to-buy to housing associations is the wrong solution to our housing crisis.
“While extending Right to Buy will see some people being able to buy their own home with help from the taxpayer, these are people already living in good secure homes on some of the country’s cheapest rents.
“It won’t help the millions of people in private rented homes who are desperate to buy but have no hope of doing so, nor the three million adult children living with their parents because they can’t afford to rent or buy.
“To use public assets to gift over £100,000 to someone already living in a good-quality home is deeply unfair.”
Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, said: “The Conservatives say each home sold under the extended Right to Buy would be replaced on a one-for-one basis – but we know this is not happening under the current scheme."

I was in working in central Windsor opposite a large Council development when Maggie pulled this stunt the last time.
Tenants would come to seek my opinion on what they had been asked to pay nearly always moaning that it was too much and they had done this that and the other to the property(adding up to less than a can of beans usually) and should this not be discounted.
Through gritted teeth I would smile and tell them not to muck about and buy without hesitation.
They now sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
This scheme is  deeply unfair on 'hard working people' and open to all the sort of abuse that went on the last time.

They say the money raised would go to create more social housing..........yeah right, like it did NOT the last time.
Not happy!

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 13:34:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 14:08:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 14:44:00 Peter Millman
         Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 14:55:00 Adrian Irving
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 15:42:00 Charlotte Kasner
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 16:18:00 Jonathan Bingham
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 16:34:00 Adrian Irving
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!15/04/15 18:49:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Right to buy16/04/15 08:28:00 John Todd
                           Re:Right to buy16/04/15 10:14:00 Adrian Irving
                              Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 10:45:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 11:16:00 Sam Hearn
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 14:57:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 15:22:00 David McLoughlin
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 15:39:00 David Roberts
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 15:49:00 Adrian Irving
                                             Why stop at Housing Associations?16/04/15 16:03:00 Andrew Cumming
                                                Re:Why stop at Housing Associations?16/04/15 16:14:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 15:55:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 16:00:00 Adrian Irving
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy16/04/15 16:19:00 Sam Hearn
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 11:37:00 Adrian Irving
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 12:44:00 Adrian Irving
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 13:48:00 Sam Hearn
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 14:43:00 Adrian Irving
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 14:54:00 David Roberts
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 15:05:00 Sam Hearn
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 15:21:00 Adrian Irving
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 15:37:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 16:02:00 Adrian Irving
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 15:42:00 Andrew Cumming
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 16:08:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 16:22:00 Soni Pone
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 15:38:00 Adrian Irving
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 17:24:00 Sam Hearn
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 17:37:00 Adrian Irving
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 17:33:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 18:09:00 Sam Hearn
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy17/04/15 20:06:00 David Cuss
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy21/04/15 14:01:00 Adrian Irving
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy21/04/15 14:10:00 Pete Mayes

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