Right-to-buy housing association homes.

A deal negotiated between Housing associations and Government leaders, could see controversial plans to extend the right-to-buy policy, pushed through without parliament scrutiny.

Ministers would abandon plans to legislate for an extension of the right-to-buy scheme to 1.2m association homes. In return, the housing associations would sell voluntarily to tenants wishing to buy their homes.

The proposed deal was announced by the Communitys Secretary and National Housing Federation boss, and needs to be agreed by the 1,400 housing associations in Britain in the next eight days.

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