My role

I lead the Right to Buy (RTB) team, and regularly provide technical advice and training on all forms of the scheme. The work I do is alongside a wide range of clients, and includes portfolio property acquisitions/disposals, residential development, property financing, landlord and tenant issues, as well as stock transfers.

My experience

I was part of the team advising the five Voluntary RTB pilot home associations, and coordinated the delivery of 280 of these sales. I’ve project managed several large stock acquisition projects for national registered providers to, as well as large scale residential development projects.

My specialisms

  • Right To Buy
  • Stock rationalisation
  • Development
  • Landlord and tenant
Voluntary right to buy: what’s new?
Voluntary right to buy: what’s new?

The briefing paper (Introducing a voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants in England) sets out the story so far, summarises the findings of the first VRTB Pilot research (see our briefing here) and confirms the latest position.

Voluntary Right To Buy Pilot: Lessons Learnt
Voluntary Right To Buy Pilot: Lessons Learnt

The report sets out the findings of the detailed research undertaken to better assess key aspects of the VRTB, such as profiling of tenants and stock, and the level of demand.

VRTB - time to get ready

Policies The area associations need to focus on now is developing their policies (on discretion and sales).  In its guidance the NHF has provided a list of policy areas to consider and issues to take into account when drafting policies.

Where next on the road to VRTB?
Where next on the road to VRTB?

What does it mean? The Secretary of State (“SoS”), under regulations following the HPA16, has the power to make ‘grants’ to housing associations in respect of right-to-buy discounts.

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