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Suspend the 'Right to Buy' scheme for council housing until stock increases.

Submitted by Lucille Dunford on Tuesday 9th February 2021

Published on Tuesday 16th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 16th August 2021

Current Signatures: 50
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Council ~ design ~ England ~ Government ~ Stock ~ The Government ~ Visible

Petition Action

Suspend the 'Right to Buy' scheme for council housing until stock increases.

Petition Details

The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and is designed to help council and housing association tenants in England buy their home at a discount. This scheme has led to a visible decimation of the council and social housing stock as so little stock is being constructed.

Additional Information

The right to buy scheme is unsustainable in current times, if the government has a true desire to see homelessness and unsuitable living conditions relieved by having social housing available. Some authorities have seen their housing depleted at a minimum of a third of the housing available. These homes are often family homes converted once purchased, into flats/apartments/HMO's by private landlords only seeking to make a profit. Social housing should be for social tenants.


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