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Council home sales on the rise
9:47am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
NEW figures have shown an increase in people buying their council homes in York and East Yorkshire.
City of York Council has sold 15 homes and East Riding of Yorkshire Council has sold 34 since April under the updated Right to Buy scheme, which offers eligible tenants discounts of up to £75,000 off the value of their home.
Right to Buy sales across the UK doubled from 1,041 between July and September 2012 to 2,010 between October and December of that year, the Government said.
Selby and Harrogate have also had an increase in people buying their council homes, with sales of seven houses in each area since April.