Right to buy
Five housing associations in England have opened applications to allow tenants to own their own home under the UK government’s new Voluntary Right to Buy scheme.
Published 26 January 2016
Almost 7,000 council homes a year could be lost when right to buy is extended to housing associations in England if no extra funding is provided, according to new analysis.
Published 15 October 2015
The majority of housing associations in England have voted in favour of making a voluntary deal with the UK government to extend its Right to Buy policy.
Published 6 October 2015
The UK government’s pledge that a new home would be built to replace every one sold under its Right to Buy policy has fallen dramatically short, new figures have revealed.
Published 18 September 2015
Perth & Kinross Council is currently seeking people interested in selling their ex-local authority housing to purchase through its ‘Buy-Back’ scheme.
Published 2 September 2015
An ex-council flat in London has sold for £1.21 million, more than nine times its initial purchase price.
Published 17 August 2015
The UK Parliament’s communities and local government (CLG) committee has announced an inquiry into the viability and sustainability of housing associations in England.
Published 30 July 2015
David Cameron’s pledge to offer a right to buy to all housing-association tenants has been questioned by housing lawyers and a former civil service chief.
Published 2 June 2015
The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction.
Published 28 May 2015
Following last year’s referendum on independence for Scotland and the SNP surge in the General Election, what does the future hold for the make-up of the UK? Annie Mauger, director of CIH’s national business units, shares her views ahead of Housing 2015.
Published 20 May 2015
The Scottish Conservatives have pledged that they would re-introduce the Right to Buy in the unlikely event they win power in Scotland.
Published 17 April 2015
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (pictured) has launched a fierce defence of Right to Buy as prime minister David Cameron announced plans to "radically expand" the scheme in England.
Published 15 April 2015
Published 15 April 2015
The Conservative Party's manifesto for the general election in May includes a commitment to expanding the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.
Published 14 April 2015