Nearly half the homes sold under right to buy in some of London’s poorest boroughs are now owned by private landlords, a new report has revealed.

The research revealed 52,000 council homes sold in the capital under right to buy are now rented out privately.

This represents 36 per cent of the homes sold since the policy was first introduced in the 1980s.

Reported by Inside Housing. You can read the full story here.

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