Right to Buy Scheme

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 14th June 2022.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Right to Buy scheme announced by the Prime Minister in his speech on 9 June 2022, whether housing associations will be under a legal obligation to use the proceeds from selling their houses to tenants to invest in more social housing stock.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Right to Buy scheme announced by the Prime Minister in his speech on 9 June 2022, how eligibility will be determined in the event that the cap on how many homes may be bought under the scheme is exceeded.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

This Government is committed to the Right to Buy, which has helped nearly two million council tenants to realise their dream of home ownership.

As the Prime Minister has announced, we want housing association tenants to have the same opportunity as local authority tenants to be able to enjoy the benefits that homeownership brings.

We will be working closely with the housing association sector as we develop the scheme and will announce more details in due course.

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