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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to Buy...Grrr!
Posted by: Charlotte Kasner
Date/Time: 15/04/15 15:42:00

As one of "them" in social housing (and a non-Labour voting socialist): yes of course the policy is wrong. However, I for one am in social housing because I cannot afford to buy property. I was a freelance worker on low (and often no) wages for many years. I have no savings or investments, not because I am not thrifty, but because the industry in which I worked is low paid. I chose to pay the odd small surplus to further my education and professional training.

I lived in private rented accommodation helping to pay other peoples' mortgages before I eventually obtained my current (non-secure) tenancy. Although my rent is now lower than comparable private rented accommodation, it was for many years more than double an equivalent council rent and I have probably paid considerably more in total than I would had I been able to afford a deposit to buy. My rent will always increase, unlike mortgages which decrease until they cease. Any improvements which I have made (such as adding flooring, tiling and a shower and all the decoration) will accrue to the landlord.

Even with the maximum available discount as mooted, I will not be able to afford to buy the property and I expect there are many tenants, especially in London, in a similar situation.

It is likely that this policy will remain an empty-pre election bribe attempt and, even if enacted, would have limited effect.

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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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