Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0584
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you recognise that large numbers of homes in London sold through the existing statutory right to buy for council tenants have become private sector rental properties? Do you share the concern expressed by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee that the potential for selling social housing assets at a discount, only for them to become both more expensive and possibly lower quality housing in the private rented sector, is a significant concern?

Answer

Answer for Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (4)

Answer for Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All homes sold under the reinvigorated Council Right to Buy scheme should be replaced and this means there should be no loss of affordable homes through the policy.