§ Mr. Stanley
I am not aware of any such problem. For the initial valuation of dwellings to be sold under the right to buy local authorities may use their own valuation staff, private valuers or the district valuer. Any dispute between landlord and tenant on the initial valuation falls to be decided by the district valuer by virtue of section 11 of the Housing Act 1980. If the hon. Member has any particular problem in mind I will be ready to consider any detailed information he cares to send me.