Section: Right to Buy

Right to Buy to end in Wales this month

Posted 09.01.19
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Housing association and local authority tenants in some parts of Wales have until January 26 to use the Right to Buy and associated schemes, after which they will be abolished in Wales.

People who are eligible and wish to buy their own home must have completed an application and submitted it to their landlord before the upcoming deadline of 26 January 2019.

Right to Buy has already been suspended in Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys, Swansea and Cardiff.

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James said:

"We passed the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights Act to protect the stock of social housing in Wales from further reduction, so it is available to provide affordable housing for people who need it.

"Between 1981 and 2016, over 139,000 local authority and housing association homes were sold under the Right to Buy. This has led to many people, many of whom are vulnerable, waiting longer to access a home they can afford."

Following the one year allowed under the Act to exercise their rights, the Right to Buy and associated rights will finally be abolished throughout Wales.


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