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Right to Buy sold council houses increase

Monday April 18 2016


Barnsley Council Barnsley Council


The number of council houses sold through the Right to Buy scheme have increased. 

Papers for the council’s audit committee meeting last Wednesday revealed Right to Buy figures have increased throughout 2015/16, with a total of 319 applications being received to date and 148 progressing to completion.

Right to Buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount.

In 2011/12 the number sold through the scheme was 40, rising to 130 in 2014/15 following an increase in the discount, which can be up to a maximum of £77,000.

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Reply Posted by Mr Reality Check on Monday April 18 2016 at 13:53
There's obviously a lot of on the up drug dealers in the town.

Right to buy is one of the most backwards schemes in modern society, there's a shortage of housing and the resources councils have are being sold off, the money isn't going into building more council houses.... this is a complete circle jerk situation.



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