Evaluation of Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy pilot

08 February 2021

In August 2018, the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot was launched across the East and West Midlands – giving housing association tenants the opportunity to apply to buy their home at a discount.

There were 44 housing associations involved in the pilot, resulting in a total of 1,892 homes being sold or sales in the final stages of completion by 30 April 2020.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government commissioned RSM Economic Consulting to evaluate the pilot. The evaluation involved analysis of monitoring data, a survey of housing associations, a review of housing associations' operational policies, 10 housing association case studies, customer interviews and estimates of future demand and value for money.

The results of the evaluation were published in February 2021 - click to download the evaluation report.

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