January 29, 2009

The Right to Move

The “Right to move” gives every social housing tenant the right to require their landlord to sell their current property and replace it with one of the tenant’s choice. Tenants can move to get work, cutting unemployment. Or to take a better job, raising tax revenues. Or to be near good schools, raising educational standards. Or simply because they do not like their current house and location.

The “Right to buy” was one of the Thatcher government’s defining policies, offering new opportunities to many social tenants. The “Right to move” offers opportunities for all social tenants. It can be a defining policy for this decade.


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