Response: Right to Buy consultation

By: Nicola Hughes  Published: February 2012


Shelter is not convinced that the proposals outlined in this consultation document will deliver significant numbers of new, genuinely affordable homes. While we welcome the general commitment to 'one-for-one' replacement of homes sold through Right to Buy, it is not clear that this can be achieved under the proposed framework, nor that the homes will be replaced 'like-for-like'. If homes are not replaced like-for- like, this policy will do more harm than good, stripping away much needed public assets. The government's own impact assessment, and external analysis, suggest that the commitment to replacement is ambiguous, and even misleading.


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