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Tooting residents missing out on Government’s ‘help to buy scheme’

New figures have been uncovered by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan which reveal not a single resident in Tooting has been helped by the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme. 

The scheme was introduced by the Government last year to help people first time buyers get on to the property ladder – but despite helping thousands of home owners across the country, including 71 residents in Putney and 15 in Battersea, not a single Tooting resident has received assistance through the scheme since it was first introduced in April 2013.

Sadiq Khan has raised the issue directly with Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP, and has called for answers on why his constituents are missing out.  Click here to read a copy of the letter.

Sadiq Khan MP said: 

“Tooting residents are currently facing a housing crisis; rents in the private sector are spiralling out of control and the average property price recently reached over £500,000. I know from speaking to local residents, that now, more than ever, my constituents need help to get onto the property ladder, but the Government is letting them down.

“I’ve written to the Housing Minister to demand answers. Local people deserve to know why they are missing out, and something needs to be done to tackle this now.”

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