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Landlords

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlord (RSL) homes were sold in 2005-06, broken down by (a) RSL and (b) local authority area. (96369)

Sales of the numbers of registered social landlord (RSLs) homes to sitting tenants for RSLs operating in England are collected by the Regulatory and Statistical Return of the Housing Corporation and can be analysed by RSL or local authority. The Regulatory and Statistical Return long form is only completed by those RSLs that own more than 250 dwellings and bedspaces. The return is split into 12 parts with only two parts containing information across local authority areas. Therefore not all the information about RSL sales to sitting tenants is available at local authority level.

Information has been placed in the Library of the House as follows:

Table 1 shows sales to sitting tenants in 2005-06 by RSLs for only those RSLs that reported sales. Split into those sales there were Right to Buy/Right to Acquire and all other sales to sitting tenants; Source: Part K Housing Corporation Regulatory and Statistical Return (long) 2006.

Table 2 shows for all local authorities irrespective of whether or not sales were reported in their area the number of Right to Buy/Right to Acquire sales in 2005-06; Source: Part O Housing Corporation Regulatory and Statistical Return (long) 2006.

There were four Right to Buy/Right to Acquire sales in Scotland in 2005-06 included in Table 1.