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12/01/2015

Mark Jordan investigates the fraudsters making a killing from Right to Buy in the capital. And could recycling old graves be the solution to London's lack of burial space?

With former council homes in the capital now changing hands for seven figure sums, Mark Jordan investigates the fraudsters making a killing from Right to Buy. Wendy Hurrell joins the clean-up squads fighting the fatbergs in the London sewers. And with London running out of burial space, Catherine Cartwright asks if recycling old graves could be the answer.

29 minutes

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Mon 12 Jan 2015 19:30

Fraud fears over right-to-buy sales

Fraud fears over right-to-buy sales

It is over 30 years since Mrs Thatcher handed over the keys to Britain's first right-to-buy council home.

Since then, the policy has helped over 250,000 Londoners get onto the property ladder.

But with London's soaring property prices, there are large profits to be made from former council houses, with some owners re-selling properties for over £1m.

Critics believe the high prices to be made are making the right-to-buy scheme increasingly vulnerable to exploitation.

BBC Inside Out's reporter Mark Jordan investigates. Read the full story on the BBC News website

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Wright
Reporter Mark Jordan
Reporter Wendy Hurrell
Reporter Catherine Cartwright
Series Producer Andy Richards
Editor Dippy Chaudhary

Broadcast

  • Mon 12 Jan 2015 19:30