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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy
Posted by: Adrian Irving
Date/Time: 16/04/15 14:57:00

"nobody has come up with a cogent argument for giving people these rights."

1. The money raised will be used to build new properties in the same sector that otherwise would not have been built i.e. increase the overall supply. The original right to buy scheme was flawed in this respect but was subsequently improved.

So from the sale of a property at 65% of it’s value you can build one plus how many new homes?

2. Council tenants (and certain private sector tenants) have the right to buy so why should this same right be denied to those who happen to live in other forms of social housing? No major party proposes to abolish the right to buy for Council tenants.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

3. The discount reflects the commercial reality that there is a sitting tenant in the property. Landlords with tenants on registered rents can expect up to a one third discount if they try and sell.

No, the discount represents a bribe to get their vote. Nothing in my commercial world adds up to what your claiming, but then I am not in politics where 1+ 1 can = well, whatever suits.

4. There are problems that emerge when properties leave the social housing sector but legislation has long existed to deal with bad practices by dodgy landlords. Local Authorities should be shamed into enforcing the laws that are already there.

Agreed. But nothing to with the Right to Buy

5. Ultimately housing policy should about providing individuals with choice and diversity in the housing market. One size does not fit all. For some renting in the social housing sector will be the only long term option, for others the private rental sector offers many advantages. Just because the Germans and others do not aspire to home ownership is that any reason why the British should not?

I was answering a completely different question when I referred to the Germans, not directly connected to the Right to Buy

The final litmus test should be Chairman Deng's "what does it matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice?"

Some people seem to have taken mild offence when I refer to ‘these people’. None  intended so substitute ‘these people’ for  anyone on the planet.

The answer to our Nation's housing problems probably lies with a piebald cat and I feel sure that Chairman Deng would have approved.

As a professional property person  forty years odd I can tell you no Government has been able even  to begin to sort out the housing NEEDS of the British people but spectacularly succeeded into turning it into an investment vehicle. God forbid it is ever solved, the bankers would hate that!

Entire Thread
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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