Right to buy

England: Housing associations launch voluntary Right to Buy pilot

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

England: 7,000 council homes a year could be lost if right to buy funding gap isn’t closed

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

England: Housing associations vote for voluntary Right to Buy deal

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

England: Only one in ten council homes sold off under Right to Buy being replaced

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 seeks to buy more ex-local authority homes

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

England: Ex-council flat sells for over £1m and still does not meet asking price

An ex-council flat in London has sold for £1.21 million, more than nine times its initial purchase price.

Published 17 August 2015

England: Parliament committee launch inquiry into future of housing associations

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

England: Lord Kerslake and housing lawyers question right to buy plan

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

Queen’s Speech – Mixed reaction to English Housing Bill

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

Blog: Is the UK heading for a break up and what are the implications for housing?

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

Scottish Conservatives promise to resurrect Right to Buy

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

Anger as Scots Tories defend Right to Buy expansion

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

Black's Blog - Right to Buy

Published 15 April 2015

England: Anger as Conservatives back right-to-buy expansion

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