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    • zak2012
    • By zak2012 9th Jun 17, 11:21 AM
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    Right to buy extenstion to housing assossation
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    Right to buy extenstion to housing assossation 9th Jun 17 at 11:21 AM
    After last night election result and Tories lost majority. What will happen to Right to buy extenstions to housing assossations? If labour form gov then they scrap .
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 9th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    Right to Buy
    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.
    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 9th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
    After last night election result and Tories lost majority. What will happen to Right to buy extenstions to housing assossations? If labour form gov then they scrap .
    Originally posted by zak2012


    It was never a guaranteed thing anyway
    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 9th Jun 17, 12:20 PM
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    Just about the only part of the Labour manifesto I agreed with was scrapping the Right to Buy. Fairly pointless though, as it is about 10 years too late.

    Roll out of the RTB for HA tenants is on hold until the affordable one-for-one replacements through the Right to Buy scheme regional pilot has ended (2018). Given that this is an utterly ridiculous idea and is impossible to deliver, I'd suggest that while you are enjoying low rent you save hard to buy a new home on the open market.

    Housing Associations and the Right to Acquire remains in place (subject to eligibility criteria) but as the discount is capped at a more realistic £16k no one is really interested in that
    Last edited by Lioness Twinkletoes; 09-06-2017 at 12:28 PM.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 9th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
    Basically I think extending Right to Buy to housing associations is asking for trouble. People don't get a housing association property if they earn enough or have a reliable enough income to pay a mortgage so I can see a lot of problems like one of the latest Right to Buy threads on here. If you earn enough to pay a mortgage you should be able to save and buy on the open market and leave the housing associaton property for someone who doesn't earn enough or have a reliable income.
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