Research and analysis

Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot: evaluation

An evaluation of the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot, which was launched in August 2018 and is concluding in 2021.

Applies to England



The Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) Midlands pilot launched in August 2018, giving eligible housing association tenants in the East and West Midlands the opportunity to purchase their homes at Right to Buy level discounts.

This independent evaluation of the scheme was conducted by RSM Economic Consulting, and covers:

  • the delivery of the VRTB
  • operation of the portable discount
  • the applicant experience
  • demand for the VRTB
  • value for money
Published 8 February 2021