Voluntary Right to Buy pilot research report

This independent research assesses the aims, operation and outcome of the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) pilot scheme, which concluded in July 2017.

11 January 2017

The Federation and the five housing associations that took part in the original VRTB pilot jointly commissioned this research to ensure that the pilot scheme, which ran from January 2016 to July 2017, was analysed and findings shared with the sector.

Conducted by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), the research focuses on providing useful lessons from an independent standpoint, and covers:

  • the design of the pilot
  • the delivery of the pilot
  • tenant experiences
  • the level of demand
  • profiling of tenants and stock.

Download the pilot's full research report from January 2017. 

Download additional completions analysis from September 2017.