Ministerial statement on right to buy: briefing from Shelter Scotland
By: Shelter Scotland Published: September 2006
On 28 September 2006, Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm made a ministerial statement about the Right to Buy. You can read Shelter's briefing on the statement here.
Shelter welcomes the statement but urges MSPs to see Right to Buy reform as an ongoing process rather than being closed off by the statement.
The research leading to the statement has raised as many questions as answers: in particular, the long-term impact on good quality lets of homes is unknown.
Right to Buy has very different impacts in different parts of the country: this is why Shelter is calling on the scheme to be revised to make it much more tailored for different market conditions.