Sarah Hamill: Landlords and tenants could both be aggrieved by the government’s ‘first refusal’ plan
It is hard to fully tease out the constitutional issues which may arise from the announcement that tenants will get the first chance to buy their home from their landlord, but there could be trouble ahead
The ending of the no-fault eviction ban has understandably attracted the lion’s share of media attention since the government announced it. But the announcement contained more than a confirmation of the end of the ban, with two other aspects worth noting.
The first is that the government is planning to introduce a right of first refusal for tenants when their landlord is selling, and the second is that there will be additional measures to increase ...