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The right to buy

The Prime Minister floated the idea of granting housing association tenants a blanket right to buy. How many social homes have been sold over the years?

– Since 1980, 2.19m homes have been sold in England. The most sold in any one year was 167,123 in 1982/83 and the fewest was 8,474 in 2008/09.

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