Title

The position of former council homes in the housing market

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Urban Studies

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

125

Last Page

136

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Abstract

The Right to Buy for council tenants has now been in operation for 14 years. In that time around 1.5m public-sector dwellings in England have transferred to the owner-occupied sector. Most discussion of this process has focused on the impact on the public sector. This paper examines the contribution of council house sales to the recent growth of home ownership and price relationships between former council homes and other dwellings in the market. The paper draws on a major national study of the resale of former council homes which included a survey of over 3000 dwellings which had been resold by the original sitting tenant purchasers.

DOI

10.1080/00420989650012185

Print ISSN

00420980

E-ISSN

1360063X

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Recommended Citation

Forrest, R., Gordon, D., & Murie, A. (1996). The position of former council homes in the housing market. Urban Studies, 33(1), 125-136. doi: 10.1080/00420989650012185