Housing associations and the Right to Buy Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 The statutory Right to Buy

3 Background and the voluntary deal

4 The Right to Buy


Exemptions and the portable discount

Geographical variances in impact

Tenants’ awareness of financial and maintenance responsibilities

RTB fraud

RTB administration

RTB homes in the private rented sector

5 Council home sales

Defining ‘high value’

Local authorities’ upfront payment to the Government

Selling homes to fund the policy and the income needed

Replacing sold homes and land availability

6 Building new homes

Replacing the sold RTB homes

Capacity of the home-building industry

The tenure of new homes

Starter Homes

The impact of Government policies on housing association development

7 The 1 per cent rent reduction

The impact of the rent cut on lenders

The impact of the rent cut on services

Housing association efficiencies

Supported housing and setting rents

8 Pay to Stay


Voluntary pay to stay

9 The HCA and regulation

The ONS reclassification and deregulation

Lender confidence through regulation

The regulatory framework

Monitoring the RTB

The HCA facilitating the delivery of new homes

10 The future

Lifetime tenancies

The housing association sector

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 8 February 2016