....Public housing accounted for a huge proportion of British accommodation throughout the 20th century. Since the 1980s, public housing stocks have been steadily eroded, through the combination of right to buy
, which saw the sell-off of 2m council homes, and buy to let, which has resulted in 40% of those former council homes now being owned by private landlords, who rent them out for three and four times the amount that council tenants pay for the remaining local-authority-owned properties. ...
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