Owners of right-to-buy homes ‘feel trapped’
Many former council tenants who bought their homes through right-to-buy legislation feel trapped, new research has found.
The measure was brought in by the Tory government of Margaret Thatcher 30 years ago but has failed to mobilise the workforce as expected, according to the research by St Andrews University.
Dr Maarten van Ham of the Centre for Housing Research said yesterday that right-to-buy had had a limited effect on homeowners.
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