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Voluntary Right to Buy


The 2015 Conservative Party pledged to extend the Right to Buy to people living in housing association properties. The Government tested the principles of the scheme between January 2016 and July 2017, the findings of which have been published.

A large-scale regional pilot of the VRTB was announced by Government in the Autumn Budget 2017. It was confirmed that the pilot would take place in the Midlands, starting at some point in 2018.

Current position

The National Housing Federation is currently working with Government on the details and timescales of the regional pilot in the Midlands.

Orbit is committed to the provision of affordable homes across a range of tenures. We therefore fully expect to be part of the regional pilot, and will confirm this positon once the final details are confirmed by Government.

We will update this webpage as and when new information becomes available.