An increasing number of Social renters expect to buy their home

// HA News

The number of social renters who plan to purchase the house they are currently living in has increased, according to the latest English Housing Survey.

Among social renters who expected to buy, 52% of local authority tenants and 35% of housing association tenants expected to buy their current home.

The report says that “The overall proportion of social tenants who expected to buy their current home increased from 35% in 2010-11 to 42% in 2014-15. This may, in part be explained by the reinvigoration of the Right to Buy scheme which allows local authority tenants to buy their home at a discount. As the Right to Buy scheme is extended to include housing association tenants we may expect to see a further increase in the overall proportion of social tenants who expect to buy their current home in future waves of the English Housing Survey.”

To read the full report, click here.

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