Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 7 January 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to enable tenants of Housing Associations in England to have a Right to Buy; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants is currently being piloted in the Midlands, which is giving thousands of tenants in the East and West Midlands the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. The demand for the pilot was high. Over 9,000 households registered for the ballot in August 2018, with 6,000 tenants being given the opportunity to apply to their housing association. The pilot will be fully evaluated after its completion.

As set out in the 2019 manifesto, we will be evaluating new pilot areas. We will announce more details on this in due course.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No8 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.