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8 January 1982: Right-to-buy keys handed over

PUBLISHED: 13:12 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:25 07 September 2010

Camden Council hands over its first council house to a tenant, 15 months after controversial right to buy legislation came into force. The chairman of the Housing Management Committee says they regard the sale with the utmost distaste . Novelist Stella

Camden Council hands over its first council house to a tenant, 15 months after controversial 'right to buy' legislation came into force. The chairman of the Housing Management Committee says they regard the sale "with the utmost distaste".

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