Wanted to buy in Devon Mansions

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Thursday 6 April 2006 2.55pm
We are a young couple wanting to buy in Devon Mansions. Would anybody be able to help to find out if these are all privately owned or if some are still council flats?? And were would be the best place to look for flats for sale in these blocks.

Hope to hear all your advice soon.

Sarah
Thursday 6 April 2006 3.05pm
There was a similar thread back in December that you may wish to look at:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/44506

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Friday 7 April 2006 12.02am
No they are not mostly privately owned, they are mainly council. Sorry I can't help.
Friday 7 April 2006 5.24pm
Sorry to differ Karene but Devon Mansions has the highest rate of Residents (as opposed to Tenants) in Southwark. As someone mentioned in the 'SE1 has gone to the dogs' (or whatever it's called), the temptation of lucre was too great to resist for tenants who used the Right to Buy.
Friday 7 April 2006 6.38pm
My understanding is its still a majority of tenants on the estate.

Don't want to get into the lucre debate, understand what you're saying, but government policy encouraged the right to buy...problem is they stopped building council housing...can't blame people for wanting a roof over their heads when the only way they can do it is to over-stretch on inflated mortgates.
Best,
Karen
Tuesday 11 April 2006 2.43pm
Well there's one for sale now with Felicity J Lord:

http://www.primelocation.com/uk-property-for-sale/details/id/SZFPFJL027602018/

hope that helps,

Hat
Tuesday 11 April 2006 3.07pm
Thanks for the response Hat, unfortunately this one is a little out of our price range, but we will keep looking.
Wednesday 12 April 2006 10.28am
mine too! good luck with the search...
Wednesday 12 April 2006 12.09pm
ideal for first time buyers!!! not at 219,000 it's not!
Wednesday 12 April 2006 5.08pm
That is outrageous..they're not even that big!
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