Laura Sharman 08 October 2015

Government signs Right to Buy extension agreement

Government signs Right to Buy extension agreement image

The Government has approved the voluntary deal put forward by housing associations to open up Right to Buy to 1.3m households.

The agreement will allow housing association tenants to purchase their home at a discount. The Government has promised to compensate housing associations for the discount, who will also retain sales receipts to invest in new housing.

Prime minister David Cameron said: 'Some people said this would be impossible and that housing associations would never stand for it. Today we have secured a deal with housing associations to give their tenants the Right to Buy their home.

'That will mean the first tenants can start to buy their homes from next year.' Housing associations will be allowed to refuse to sell a property in certain circumstances such as one that has been adapted for special needs or in a very rural location.

Council leaders have warned extending Right to Buy will cost £6bn a year over the next four years.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Greater Cambridge Partnership Head of Innovation

Cambridgeshire County Council
£70,026 - £75,644
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is responsible for transforming Greater Cambridge through a City Deal.. Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Head of Service - Performance, Projects and Intelligence

Sheffield City Council
£60,344 - £64,765 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Strategy and Commissioning team in the People portfolio. Sheffield
Recuriter: Sheffield City Council

Residential Worker - The Maples, Harlow

Essex County Council
£20604 - £26801 per annum + + 6% allowance & Possible Ovetime
Residential Worker - The MaplesPermanent, Full Time£20,604 to £26,801 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Estate Services Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£32,556.79 per annum
The role of an estate services officer will provide candidates with an important role within... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Social Worker Level 1

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£34.884 - £37.722
You will be a social worker who has had experience or enthusiasm to work with older people with mental health needs. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue