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Social Rented Housing: Sales

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) how many residential properties have been sold by registered social landlords in each region in each of the last five years for which figures are available;

(2) how many residential properties were disposed of by each registered social landlord by auction or open market sale in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Andrew Stunell Andrew Stunell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Figures on the number of sales of social housing stock by registered social landlords are given in the following table:

Units sold
2005-06 18,147
2006-07 21,768
2007-08 20,252
2008-09 14,697
2009-10 15,891
Source: Regulatory and Statistical Return. Part K lines 4, 9, 13 (columns 1 and 2), 22 and 23 (2006-07 to 2009-10) Part K lines 5, 8, 11 (columns 1 and 2), 21 and 22 (2005-06).

These data include sales of properties by registered social landlords through right to buy, right to acquire, shared ownership initial sales, social homebuy and disposals to the private sector. Sales to another registered provider are not included. A regional breakdown of these sales by registered social landlords is not available nor are figures on whether properties are sold via auction or open market.

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