Right-to-Buy scheme expansion set to benefit thousands

Right-to-Buy scheme expansion set to benefit thousands

More housing association tenants will have an opportunity to buy their homes through the Government’s right-to-buy scheme, as a result of the Chancellor’s plans for a ‘large-scale’ pilot programme.

In his Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond confirmed he would drive the right-to-buy scheme forward, giving thousands of housing association tenants the chance to become homeowners for the first time.

The scheme will allow eligible tenants, who have lived in their property for 10 years or more, to buy them at a discount of up to 70 per cent, and is intended to help more people to become homeowners.


Pete Ball, chief executive of personal finance at specialist lender Together, commented: “We welcome the Government’s announcement of an extensive pilot of right-to-buy for housing association tenants; a move that, if successful, should help thousands of tenants to get onto the housing ladder. We have been providing right-to-buy loans to council tenants for over 10 years and last year alone, helped hundreds of customers to buy their rented property and become homeowners. Unfortunately a large proportion of these tenants are often unable to borrow from mainstream lenders because of the type of property, or because of their income stream.

We cater for a variety of income sources, including DWP, and for a range of property types, as well as those with a less-than-perfect credit history, and we have committed funding of  £100m for right-to-buy customers. It is encouraging that this pilot, if successful, could give many more consumers the chance they were hoping for.”

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SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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Oliver Conway
Oliver Conway 18 May 2017

Making a neat inventory is a good idea, but if the seller is not willing to provide it, can the buyer demand it?

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Bertrand
Bertrand 17 May 2017

First step to nationalisation of the private rented sector IMHO. Nanny state poking their noses into things yet again. I object, as a decent landlord, sometimes having to deal with some pretty awful tenants,...

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Izzy
Izzy 16 May 2017

This is such a great a post. I love the detail you've gone into. It's a very useful article for helping those who are looking at deciding which sector they would like to go into! When I first started investing...

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paul burnham
paul burnham 30 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge that a Labour government would build 500,000 new council houses must electrify the general election campaign. Reliance on markets and the profit motive has brought huge housing-related...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 28 Apr 2017

Sadiq Khan?s announcement of an online database of landlords and letting agents who have been convicted of housing offences, appears on face value to be a variation of the already implemented Database

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warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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