Report Sink Estates To Be Demolished - in House prices and the economy Posted January 11, 2016 Damn.. You've hit a very good point there! In case anyone doesn't know, the housing bill will make it so any future changes will put social tenants onto new 2-5 year tenancies with periodic reviews. Maybe this ties in with social housing LHA rates being brought in line with private rented rates. I've read that the LHA rate changes will inevitability affect some pensioners, sheltered housing etc. I wonder if the plan is something like this: 1. Abolish social housing akin to London hunger games and set a strong floor on HPI in conjunction with HTB et al 2. Encourage enough punters buyers to secure younger votes for 2020. 3. Phase out BTL and let the big boys/Tory donors buy them up. 4. In conjunction with part 3 and the Housing & Planning Bill, allowing the emphasis by developers to be on 'starter homes', enabling bigger profits and HPI. Wonder what effect plan to level Council estates will have on Right To Buy. If you are going to end up being compulsory purchased. The pay outs have usually been pretty pathetic. Former tenants forced back into debt, or forced out of London completely as unable to buy locally from compensation terms.