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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Right to buy
Posted by: Adrian Irving
Date/Time: 21/04/15 14:01:00

David, how I wish you were right.
See below from Property Industry Eye.

The Tories appear to have performed a U-turn on their controversial extension of Right to Buy to social housing tenants.

Just 18 months ago, then housing minister Kris Hopkins wrote to a Liberal Democrat MP, Tessa Munt, saying that “the Government does not consider that it would be reasonable to require housing associations to sell properties at a discount”.

He went on to say that any extension of discounts under schemes such as Right to Buy or Right to Acquire “would only be possible through upfront central government subsidy, potentially incurring high liability for the public purse”.

Hopkins also warned in his letter of October 2013 that if housing association were forced to “consistently sell off their stock at less than market value, [they] might find it difficult to borrow which could impact adversely on their repair and maintenance programmes and affect the future provision of affordable housing”.

Hopkins has now tried to offer an interpretation of what he said, denying a U-turn.

He said: “In my letter 18 months ago I said we would look at expanding home ownership through extending Right to Buy – and in our manifesto we’ve committed to helping millions achieve the aspiration of owning their own home through exactly that scheme.

“Our sensible, affordable commitment will give opportunities to millions and ensure that housing associations are compensated at the same time.”

Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson and former minister for communities Stephen Williams said: “It beggars belief that the Conservatives have made these plans the centrepiece of their manifesto despite knowing the damage they would have on communities.

“They are so transfixed by Margaret Thatcher’s failed 1980s ideology they are prepared to sacrifice their economic credibility and deepen Britain’s housing crisis.”

The Tories have made it a manifesto commitment that social housing tenants who have been in their homes for three years can buy at a 35% discount.

The party also says that every home sold WILL BE REPLACED ON A ONE TO ONE BASIS.

But the proposals have provoked uproar in all parts of the housing industry.

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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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