Steve is right, and that was the point of my original post - tenants should be asked, and should take advantage of the opportunities for their choice to be heard.
I stick by the view that tenants are not to be bought and sold like a commodity - even the Housing Minister for all his faults insist houses are homes and not commodities (although his actions have yet to meet his words).
In this case, for instance, have the tenants been offered the opportunity to take over the groups of properties and form a Co-op, will the tenants get to nominate their preferred landlord and will the local authority be an option, will the tenants have the right to remain with the current landlord if they prefer?
The Cex appears to be of the view that this is a done deal simply because it fits his business plan - but what do the people say? If Steve is in the majority then the Cex is Ok in his position as a player, otherwise, he is not.