Monday, 22 August 2016

NHF: Associations Need To Publish RTB Portability Policies

Housing associations must publish their own criteria for portable discounts before the Right to Buy extension is launched, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has said. In a briefing note, the NHF revealed that under the voluntary deal with the government, members will be required to design and publish details of local policies implementing the controversial discounted sales. Under the proposed Right to Buy extension, association tenants living in a non-eligible home will be able to use a portable discount to buy an ‘alternative’ housing association property. With hundreds of thousands of homes potentially subject to exclusions, there has been concern that difficulty designing the portable scheme could delay the implementation of the extended Right to Buy. Download the briefing from the NHF website.

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