Housing_ Corbyn and Cameron clash over 'right-to-buy' - BBC News housing benefit number london

Housing_ Corbyn and Cameron clash over ‘right-to-buy’ – BBC News housing benefit number london

The government says that means up to 1.3 million housing association tenants will be eligible in england. Around 500,000 housing association tenants are already eligible for some discounts. So the new scheme will extend rights to a further 800,000 tenants, and increase the discounts available.

The government needs to set out in more detail how it will meet its target of at least one-for-one replacement of the sold homes, particularly given issues such as the availability of land, the capacity of the building industry and the uncertainty of income from council home sales.

The scheme, which is partly designed to reverse the steady decline in home ownership levels in recent years, is currently being piloted in norfolk, oxfordshire, surrey, merseyside and a number of london boroughs. ‘portable discounts’

It will be phased in across the rest of england in due course, although it is voluntary – housing associations are not being forced to adopt it.Housing benefit number london the government is updating interested tenants on its progress here.

Under the the housing bill currently going through parliament, local authorities make payments to government based on the value of their housing stock, on the expectation that more expensive properties would be disposed of when falling empty.

Ministers say that the sums raised from selling high-value council homes will pay not only for right to buy discounts, but also for the construction of cheaper social housing to replace them and a new £1bn brownfield regeneration fund to support building on derelict land.

It warned that a large number of properties sold through the existing right-to-buy scheme had quickly been put on the rental market and that it might be necessary to limit the ability of housing association tenants to become private sector landlords.Housing benefit number london

It also called for safeguards to protect the amount of affordable housing in rural areas, including allowing housing associations to offer tenants portable discounts to purchase an alternative property to the one they live in where it was difficult to replace.

• management – if the property is in a good estate and/or a council with a good maintenance record, lenders are more likely to say yes. Fears about hefty services charges, for example, to install a new lift, can put them off

The department for communities and local government said more details about the sale of vacant council houses would be set out in due course but the principle of using them to pay for new house building was the right one.

There are billions of pounds locked up in local authority housing assets. It is only right that when they become vacant they are sold enabling the receipts to be reinvested in building new homes and supporting home ownership through right-to-buy, a spokesman said.Housing benefit number london

The government says that means up to 1.3 million housing association tenants will be eligible in england. Around 500,000 housing association tenants are already eligible for some discounts. So the new scheme will extend rights to a further 800,000 tenants, and increase the discounts available.

The government needs to set out in more detail how it will meet its target of at least one-for-one replacement of the sold homes, particularly given issues such as the availability of land, the capacity of the building industry and the uncertainty of income from council home sales.

The scheme, which is partly designed to reverse the steady decline in home ownership levels in recent years, is currently being piloted in norfolk, oxfordshire, surrey, merseyside and a number of london boroughs. ‘portable discounts’

It will be phased in across the rest of england in due course, although it is voluntary – housing associations are not being forced to adopt it.Housing benefit number london the government is updating interested tenants on its progress here.

Under the the housing bill currently going through parliament, local authorities make payments to government based on the value of their housing stock, on the expectation that more expensive properties would be disposed of when falling empty.

Ministers say that the sums raised from selling high-value council homes will pay not only for right to buy discounts, but also for the construction of cheaper social housing to replace them and a new £1bn brownfield regeneration fund to support building on derelict land.

It warned that a large number of properties sold through the existing right-to-buy scheme had quickly been put on the rental market and that it might be necessary to limit the ability of housing association tenants to become private sector landlords.Housing benefit number london

It also called for safeguards to protect the amount of affordable housing in rural areas, including allowing housing associations to offer tenants portable discounts to purchase an alternative property to the one they live in where it was difficult to replace.

• management – if the property is in a good estate and/or a council with a good maintenance record, lenders are more likely to say yes. Fears about hefty services charges, for example, to install a new lift, can put them off

The department for communities and local government said more details about the sale of vacant council houses would be set out in due course but the principle of using them to pay for new house building was the right one.

There are billions of pounds locked up in local authority housing assets. It is only right that when they become vacant they are sold enabling the receipts to be reinvested in building new homes and supporting home ownership through right-to-buy, a spokesman said.Housing benefit number london