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Only 4 in 10 council homes sold in Hackney replaced since 2015


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Only 4 in 10 council homes in Hackney sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

The party is calling on the government to reform Right to Buy and ensure all affordable homes sold are replaced.

In total 327 council homes in Hackney have been sold off since April 2015, official figures show, while just 117 have been built under the government's replacement scheme.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Dave Raval commented:

"Under the Conservatives, building of affordable housing has plummeted, leading to longer waiting lists and more families struggling to pay their rent.

“In the past two years, over 327 council homes in Hackney have been sold off but only 117 have been replaced.

"The government must reform Right to Buy by allowing local councils to suspend it if they want, and provide enough funding to ensure all homes sold are replaced.
 
“We must also ensure local authorities and housing associations can borrow the money needed to build more social housing.”


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