Housing and Planning Act 2016

posted on 16 May 2016, updated on 16 May 2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 13 May.

The Act will implement a number of government policies in housing and planning, including extension of the right to buy to housing associations on a voluntary basis, pay to stay, sale of local authorities’ high value stock, a duty to provide starter homes and automatic planning permission on brownfield sites.

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