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Homebuy Scheme

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to extend the opportunities for social tenants to purchase and part-purchase their homes; and whether Social Homebuy remains a pilot scheme. (251816)

As announced by the Government in December 2007, Social HomeBuy is continuing as a voluntary scheme to increase opportunities for social housing tenants to access home ownership following the ending of the pilot period on 31 March 2008.

Social tenants are also able to purchase their rented homes through the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire schemes and have priority access to the HomeBuy products.