HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 cc158-9W
Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) if he will supply a list showing the various rents charged for private dwelling houses in Crawley by the Crawley Development Corporation in respect of all its different properties; and what encouragement is given to tenants to persuade them to purchase corporation houses;

(2) the basis of computing the price of private dwelling houses which the Crawley Development Corporation offers to its tenants for its purchase.

Mr. H. Brooke

The following table gives the range of exclusive rents charged by Crawley Development Corporation.

Subsidised Housing:

Bed/Sitting-room flat—17s. 9d. per week.

One-bedroom bungalow—25s. 9d. to 27s. 9d. per week.

One-bedroom flat—22s. 9d. to 24s. 9d. per week.

Two-bedroom flat—24s. 9d. to 28s. 9d. per week.

Two-bedroom house—31s. 9d. to 34s. 9d. per week.

Three-bedroom house—28s. 9d. to 37s. 9d. per week.

Four-bedroom house—34s. 9d. to 40s. 9d. per week.

Five-bedroom house—43s. 9d. per week.

Houses which the Corporation has been required to buy under Section 6 (4) of the New Towns Act, 1946:

£75 per annum to £400 per annum. (85 per cent. of these properties are let at rents between £150 per annum and £200 per annum.)

The Corporation does not sell subsidised houses which it has built; but it has been most successful in encouraging the building of houses for sale by private enterprise. It also makes mortgage facilities available to persons wishing to buy older houses which the Corporation has acquired under Section 6 (4) of the New Towns Act, 1946. The basis of the sale price for these houses is the full cost of the property to the Corporation.

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