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The extension of Right to Buy (RtB) to Housing Associations, funded by selling off council homes, threatens direct robbery of public assets owned by Councils and tenants.
Government proposals for RtB2 will cut further the council and housing association homes available for rent, and blight plans for new build, as new homes are likely to be the first sold. The Government proposes that discounts for tenants buying housing association homes, will be funded by sale of the most valuable council homes on the open market: two tenanted homes lost with every sale.
The proposal cynically exploit the hopes and fears of tenants, especially those hit by the Bedroom Tax. But it is a disaster for those who need a home, and politically, practically, administratively and probably legally wrong.
Tenants, trade unions and councillors will discuss plans to stop RtB2 at a dedicated session during the Tenants and Housing Summit 13 June
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02 Jun 2015


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