Are the councils buying apartments for social housing?

Discussion in 'Mortgages and buying and selling homes' started by dshakey, 6 Mar 2019.

  1. dshakey

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    Does anyone know if anyone the council's are buying apartments and houses from market to provide social housing?
     
  2. brianb

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    Two houses on my road (DCC is our council) sold recently, and the neighbours concerned said they had sold to DCC. I heard this second hand, not directly from the neighbours selling up.
     
  3. noproblem

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    Unless the council tells you they purchased them, everything else is Gossip as far as who bought the dwellings. Personally, I feel it's wrong in calling certain homes as social housing, council housing, affordable housing, etc, it's putting a stigma on people and labelling them and their children as inferior.
     
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  4. cremeegg

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    ? No one did any such thing. You brought that to the thread yourself.
     
  5. odyssey06

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    That's just the euphemism treadmill. The label doesn't count. Actions, such as the councils running away from providing the housing, speak louder than words.
     
  6. noproblem

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    See post No 1 and my post wasn't totally aimed at AAM.
     
  7. Palerider

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    Yes they are, nothing new there, I sold the Council a house back in late 1995.
     
  8. mf1

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    Yes. I've recently acted in the sale of a two bed apartment to Dublin City Council.

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  9. NoRegretsCoyote

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    The Department of Housing produces stats on how many homes a local authority purchases each year. It's been about 1,500 a year for the last few years.

    For Dublin LAs it's the main means of adding to the stock these days.

    Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) also make purchases.
     
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  10. dshakey

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    Interesting. I am wondering if they would buy my affordable housing home? Not at market value, but enough to give me some equity so I can trade up as we are out growing our home.
     
  11. Purple

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    Great; the State is using your taxes to price you out of the housing market
     
  12. RETIRED2017

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    I would agree with you ,if the state is using taxpayers money then Invest in increasing supply if there is a shortage in that area,

    I have no problem with them buying if there is an oversupply of houses ,
     
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  13. RETIRED2017

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    How many are new houses,
     
  14. Jennybaby

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    My brother owned a 4 bed house.
    He went to Cork County Council to ask if they would buy this from him so he could buy a smaller home for himself.
    We are trying to find a place for him at the moment. Is it current value that the CCC will give for the house?
     
  15. NoRegretsCoyote

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    The stats don't tell yoy that.
     
  16. RETIRED2017

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    By the look of things in some cases they are buying back there own houses ,
    With a rising population and so many low income jobs in areas with scarce housing ,they are wasting taxpayers money unless the houses are new builds,