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Right to Buy Scheme

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing association tenants have (a) the right to buy and (b) a preserved right to buy. (252627)

Secure tenants of non-charitable housing associations are eligible for the Right to Buy scheme. The number of such tenants is 18,599.

Former tenants of local authorities who have transferred with their homes to housing associations since 1988 retain a Preserved Right to Buy. The number of such tenants is 1,117,827.