Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the housing association Right to Buy pilot schemes.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The forthcoming Midlands pilot will give thousands more housing association tenants the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. The pilot will enable us to test key aspects of the voluntary agreement with housing associations not tested in the initial small-scale pilot, including the portable discount and one for one replacement. It will also allow us to better understand the level of demand, which will provide important evidence to inform the design of the main scheme.

Under the terms of the voluntary agreement between the Government and the National Housing Federation, housing associations will deliver an additional home through new supply nationally for every home sold hence increasing overall supply.

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