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Social landlord housing sales

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  • Release date: 12 July 2018
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: 11 July 2019
An annual report which includes information on the number of social landlord housing sales in Wales and their impact on dwelling stock. It covers sales of local authority dwellings and sales of Registered Social Landlord (RSL) dwellings.

Key points

  • During 2017-18, the number of sales decreased by 8 per cent, compared to the previous year, to 538.
  • Local authority sales were down by over a fifth (21 percent) to 119 dwellings during 2017-18. Sales of RSL dwellings were down by 3 per cent (to 419 dwellings).
  • Since 2008-09, the majority of all social landlord housing sales have been by RSLs. During 2017-18, RSL sales accounted for over three quarters (78 per cent) of all social landlord housing sales.
  • ‘Voluntary and Other’ sales (including extra care housing) accounted for over half (56 per cent) of all sales for the second year running. This varied by landlord type, with statutory sales accounting for 93 per cent of all local authority sales, but only 30 per cent of all RSL sales.


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