Peter King

in Housing policy transformed

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781847422132
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302513 | DOI:

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This chapter introduces the concept of the Right to Buy (RTB) policy, which is considered the most successful housing policy in Britain since World War II. It looks on both the old criticisms of the RTB and the new challenges that are posed to this housing policy. The chapter introduces two cases of RTB households and discusses in detail the topics that will be covered in this book. The latter portion of the chapter provides a summary of the next six chapters.

Keywords: Right to Buy; housing policy; RTB households

Chapter.  7492 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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