The MJ: Disrepair and different tenures

01 Feb 2021

Housing

By Andrew Lane | 01 February 2021

The Housing Act 1980 introduced the right to buy and one of its effects was to lead to local authority blocks becoming multi-tenure. Alongside their own tenants the legislation created not just lessees with a leasehold interest in the former council flat, but also private sector tenancies where the said lessees took the opportunity to become landlords themselves.

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