Social housing sales: right to buy sales of local authorities 2001-2018

Number of right to buy sales of social housing by local authorities in England from 2001 to second quarter of 2018

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 14, 2019
Social housing sales: right to buy sales of local authorities 2001-2018 This statistic shows the annual right to buy sales of social housing sold by local authorities in England from 2001-2002 to the second quarter of 2018. Right to buy is a government scheme in England that was set up to support eligible council and housing association tenants with the purchasing of their home, by offering a discount on the price of the property. It can be seen that the number of right to buy sales of social housing sold by local authorities decreased overall during this period, from a total of almost 52 thousand in 2001-02 to a total of over 11.8 thousand as of 2017-2018. Furthermore, the largest number of right to buy sales occurred in the period 2003-04, when a total of more than 69.5 thousand sales took place.
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Number of right to buy sales of social housing by local authorities in England from 2001 to second quarter of 2018

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Number of right to buy sales
Q2 '18 **2,417
Q1 '18 **2,472
2017-1811,833
2016-17*13,427
2015-1612,246
2014-1512,304
2013-1411,261
2012-13 5,944
2011-12 2,638
2010-11 2,758
2009-10 2,375
2008-09 2,869
2007-08 12,043
2006-07 17,684
2005-06 26,654
2004-05 49,983
2003-04 69,577
2002-03 63,394
2001-02 51,968
Number of right to buy sales
Q2 '18 **2,417
Q1 '18 **2,472
2017-1811,833
2016-17*13,427
2015-1612,246
2014-1512,304
2013-1411,261
2012-13 5,944
2011-12 2,638
2010-11 2,758
2009-10 2,375
2008-09 2,869
2007-08 12,043
2006-07 17,684
2005-06 26,654
2004-05 49,983
2003-04 69,577
2002-03 63,394
2001-02 51,968
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Feb 14, 2019
This statistic shows the annual right to buy sales of social housing sold by local authorities in England from 2001-2002 to the second quarter of 2018. Right to buy is a government scheme in England that was set up to support eligible council and housing association tenants with the purchasing of their home, by offering a discount on the price of the property. It can be seen that the number of right to buy sales of social housing sold by local authorities decreased overall during this period, from a total of almost 52 thousand in 2001-02 to a total of over 11.8 thousand as of 2017-2018. Furthermore, the largest number of right to buy sales occurred in the period 2003-04, when a total of more than 69.5 thousand sales took place.
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