Right To Buy running down in Wales

Abolition of RTB in Wales heads for home straight.

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Abolition of Right to Buy (RTB) in Wales is headed for the home straight – with the clock running down on a 26th January deadline.

Housing association and council tenants still eligible for RTB and associated schemes must have completed an application form available from their landlord or the Welsh Government website and submitted it to their landlord before that date.

RTB has already been suspended in Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys, Swansea and Cardiff.

Following the one year allowed under the Act to exercise their rights, the RtB and associated rights will finally be abolished Wales-wide on 26th January.

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James said abolishing RTB gave social landlords “more confidence” to invest in building new social housing by removing the risk of these homes being sold after only a few years.

“We are committed to creating 20,000 more affordable homes by 2021, and we are supporting social landlords to help us to achieve this,” she said.

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