Council tenants are buying their homes in increasing numbers because the discount they get has gone up. For many it means they can achieve their dream of owning their own home. But those against the move says it will leave more people in housing need.
The money the councils get when a tenant buys a property can be used for building new homes. But critics say there isn't enough land to meet the demand. And they want to limit how many houses can be sold. Juliette Fletcher reports on what's being called a council house crisis.
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