Right to Buy / Right to Acquire FREE consultation events for Tenants

TPAS Cymru & Welsh Tenants joint Right to Buy / Right to Acquire consultation events.

We will be holding four consultation events around Wales to enable tenants to explore the Right to Buy/Acquire. To debate its relevance today and to give your views on the Welsh Government’s consultation on The Right to Buy and Right to Acquire.

Over the last thirty years or so, the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire have allowed many tenants to buy their homes from their Local Authority or Housing Association. As a result, a very significant number of publicly-funded homes have passed into private ownership, while the majority are still owner-occupied some have found their way into the private rented sector.

Is it right that we should continue to sell off our social housing assets or, should we reduce the amount of discount available?

Is the current power to suspend the right in areas of high demand sufficient?

What are your views about losing your right to buy / acquire in Wales, while continuing to provide support to first time buyers through the home buy scheme?

These are the questions being asked of the consultation exercise launched recently by the housing Minister. These are the questions the debate will be exploring along with other moral questions around the issue of demand and supply

When and where

  • 30th March at the Llandudno Junction Community Club – this event has been cancelled
  • 02nd April at the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth, please complete form and forward to Sharon@welshtenants.org.uk
  • 09th April at Tenant Resource Centre, Llanelli, please complete form and forward to gail.lewis@tpascymru.org.uk – deadline for bookings 7th April 2015
  • 10th April at the YMCA Pontypridd, please complete form and forward to Sharon@welshtenants.org.uk

All events start at 10:00 and finish around 13:00, unfortunately we are unable to reimburse any travel expenses for these events, refreshments will be provided on arrival but no buffet will be provided.

You are advised to book early as these events are sure to be an interesting debate.

For further information, please contact either:

Sharon Dean, Welsh Tenants, Milbourne Chambers, Glebeland Street, Merthyr, CF47 8AT tel:01685 723922

or

Gail Lewis, TPAS Cymru, 3rd Floor, Unit Building, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9Sd tel: 029 20237303

 

 

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