Pay To Stay: A potential can of worms in social housing reform – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 25th, 2012 in housing, local government, news, rent by sally

“‘For far too long, millions of people on waiting lists have watched helplessly as high-earning social tenants continue to occupy homes designed to help the most vulnerable…if they want to continue using this precious national resource, they will pay for the privilege.’

When the then Housing and Local Government Minister, Grant Shapps MP, launched a consultation on giving social landlords the power to charge market rents to high income tenants on 13 June 2012, he did so using deliberately strong language.”

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Harwicke Chambers, 13th September 2012