NHF comes up with new plan for RTB

A follow on to yesterday’s “Breaking News” Item where we mentioned Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron telling his party faithfulls at their conference that he is totally opposed to the right to buy scheme being extended, and that he would do everthing he can to stop the government from implementing it, well it may not be that easy.

The government may not have to legislate to extend right to buy to 1.3 million more tenants, after housing associations put forward their own voluntary proposals, that is after they were initially opposed to the scheme, their proposal would avoid having to sell the homes by law

In a statement by The National Housing Federation (NHF) they reportedly said, “Crucially, as the associations would not be compelled to sell stock under legislation, but entering an arrangement voluntarily with Government, the independence of the sector would be maintained,” in the (NHF) plan the discount would be fully funded by the government and every property sold replaced with another housing association home.

The Government said it would consider the plan offered by the NHF, however before ministers can decide on the measure, it must first be accepted by the NHF’s 1,10 member associations over the next week.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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