British media reports suggest the Conservative government’s ‘right-to-buy’ policy threatens mass selloffs of Britain’s council homes.
During last month’s election campaign, PM David Cameron promised to give 1.3 million people living in council houses the right to buy their homes.
On paper, many believe it is a fair policy, offering people the chance to own their home at a discounted rate.
But the problem is, if all council houses are sold off, where will those people who are in desperate need of a home live? In order to keep up with the manifesto pledge, London councils have to sell every single new council home they build.