When help with wood pellet fuel means no right to buy

Milton Keynes Council v Bailey (HOUSING – Right to Buy) [2018] UKUT 207 (LC) A bit of an oddity, this one, but there is perhaps a broader principle. Paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to Housing Act 1985 provides that a property is exempt from the Right to Buy where: 11.— (1) The right to buy does not arise if the dwelling-house— (a) is particularly suitable, having regard to its location, size, design, heating system and other features, for occupation by elderly persons, and (b) was let to the tenant or a predecessor in title of his for occupation by a person who was aged 60 or more (whether the tenant or predecessor or another person). Mr B was the secure tenant of a Milton Keynes Council property. he sought the right to buy, which was refused on the basis the property was exempt under para 11 Schedule 5. Mr B then appealed to the First Tier Tribunal. The property was a bungalow with  sloping access path, with level access to bus stops and a local shop. The…

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