The sale of council housing in the inter-war period

Annette O'Carroll

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    This paper examines the sale of council housing between the wars and discusses the implications which findings on early council house sales have for an understanding of the owner occupied market at a critical period of its development. The paper first looks at the sales policy in England and Scotland and then focuses on Edinburgh, where, because of the political constitution of the Corporation, sales were actively encouraged. There then follows an analysis of the class structure of tenants and owners on the main 1919 Act estates in the city. The reluctance of sitting tenants to purchase council houses, together wilh information on their alternative choices, supports the argument that the move into owner occupation at this time was not the result of an innate desire to own but was a rational decision. What was important were the relative costs of renting and buying, and the attractiveness and availability of owner occupied housing compared with housing in other tenures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)527-541
    Number of pages15
    JournalHousing Studies
    Volume11
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

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    O'Carroll, Annette. / The sale of council housing in the inter-war period. In: Housing Studies. 1996 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 527-541.
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    O'Carroll, A 1996, 'The sale of council housing in the inter-war period', Housing Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 527-541.

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