My Million Pound Council House
Executive Producer: Kate Beetham
Producer/Director: Jenna Mansfield
Since the dawn of the “right to buy” scheme for council houses in 1980, nearly two million houses have been sold to local authority tenants – and some of those tenants have made a fortune. This documentary meets some of the big winners of the property lottery: ex-council tenants sitting on a gold-mine, couples cashing in with million pound profits and swapping their maisonettes in London for mansions outside the capital.