right to buy

Housing experts have torn into the Conservatives' manifesto pledge to grant 1.3 million housing association tenants the right
If you are an avid reader of the Daily Telegraph or Times you will be aware that there is a new round of speculation that some of our politicians are interested in extending the Right to Buy to housing associations... If there is a serious proposal to legislate again, it will fail again. And here's why.
We have run the numbers and concluded we can make this work. While it is complicated and requires a sound knowledge of housing demand and its resultant policy; bringing institutional investment into funding housing supply is the product of a whole range of socio economic and technical demands...
The housing market is fundamentally different to that of 1980. But was Right to Buy a good thing, and is it a useful measure now?
Margaret Thatcher was warned by her own cabinet ministers that she risked causing an "unacceptable" increase in homelessness
In Wales, house-building is at its lowest since the second-world war. The Welsh Government has had devolved responsibility for housing since 1999. In those years, we've seen housing as a priority dip lower and lower on their agenda.
It's time we admit that people who are renting in the UK, through choice or necessity, are being treated as second class citizens and widespread action is needed. At present, rarely a day passes without a story in the news about the non-existent rights of renters and the plethora of ways private landlords and letting agents have of exploiting this.
Right or left, those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them, something politicians of all hues have been doing since she left office and, no doubt will continue to do into the future.
There's no feeling like owning your own home - a retreat from the rest of the world, a safe haven, a place where you can fully express yourself. Does that feeling of satisfaction double when you have two or three properties?
There is nothing wrong with aspiration. It is something that I believe in strongly; there is nothing wrong with the aspiration to own your own home. However, it is not acceptable to meet this aspiration by denying the rights of those who must rent.