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FOI 8789

Right to Buy

Request

1. How many social housing tenants on benefit ( including housing benefit) have bought a house through Right to Buy since April 2012?

2. Please state how many of these properties were priced within the following bands at the point of purchase:
A. 0-£149,999
B. £150,000-£249,999
C. £250,000-£500,000
D More than £500,000

3. How many of the buyers qualified for the full discount ( £75,000 outside London, £100,000 in London).

4. How many of the buyers qualified for less than the full discount?,.

Response

1. How many social housing tenants on benefit ( including housing benefit) have bought a house through Right to Buy since April 2012?

Since April 2012 – there have been 3 (three) Right to Buy completions while the tenant was on Housing Benefit. This doesn’t include the applications received that never completed.
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2. Please state how many of these properties were priced within the following bands at the point of purchase:

A. 0-£149,999

11 (eleven) sold

B. £150,000-£249,999

18 (eighteen) sold

C. £250,000-£500,000

None

D More than £500,000

None

3. How many of the buyers qualified for the full discount ( £75,000 outside London, £100,000 in London).

20 (twenty) received full discount of £75,000

4. How many of the buyers qualified for less than the full discount?,.

9 (nine) received less than the maximum discount of £75,000