Does the UK need more council housing?

Discussion in 'UK Property' started by diyhelp, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. diyhelp

    diyhelp Active Member

    There is no doubt that the right to buy scheme, which began in the 1980s, ignited the UK homeownership market but is a time to rebuild council housing stock?
  2. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    Everything goes in cycles - they will build housing stock up at a cost to tax payers then eventually they will sell it off again and the whole process starts again. It is all so predictable!
  3. The simple answer is yes! We need a bit of competition for the private landlord sector :)
  4. FWL

    FWL Member

    It was a Tory and Labour issue, selling off council houses on the cheap. Buying votes or is that just me being cynical ;)
  5. realdeals

    realdeals Active Member

    Whether parties agree or disagree with the right to buy scheme, they all took part until just a few months ago. Surely we can all agree this scheme kick started the UK home ownership boom?

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