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Right To Buy

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest information he has available on the level of delays by local authorities processing right-to-buy applications.

Serious delays continue to cause concern in some London boroughs, although the position is generally improving. Tenants are making good use of the procedure introduced last year by which they can require the landlord either to take the next step in the sale or put the rent toward the purchase price. The necessary forms are available from the Department's regional offices.