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Affordable Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that affordable rent to buy housing is exempt from the Government's pay to stay proposals for higher income social tenants.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Higher income social tenants in a Rent to Buy scheme will not face increased rent under proposals for pay to stay. This is because the rent they pay is an intermediate rent which is excluded from social rent policy.

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