If you are an assured tenant with us, you may be able to buy your rented home under the Right to acquire. The discount is a fixed amount set by the government.
You must have been a housing association, council, armed forces or other public housing tenant for a total of at least three years
Only some properties can be bought under the Right to acquire. Your home must have been:
Some types of property don't qualify for the Right to acquire. You will not qualify if:
You can’t use the Right to acquire if:
We won’t consider your application if you are in rent arrears.
You can make a joint application with:
The amount of discount you’ll get depends on where you live in the UK. For the areas where we have properties, the discount ranges from between £9,000 and £13,500 off the market price of the property. Your discount might be reduced if you’ve used Right to acquire or Right to buy in the past.
Before applying to buy your home, we strongly recommend you look at property prices in your area and the mortgage amount you are likely to need.
Download the Right to acquire information below. Complete the application and declaration forms and return them to us.
From the date we receive your application, and while we are dealing with it, we will not carry out day-to-day repairs or maintenance to your property. We will still carry out emergency repairs to protect the health and safety of you and your home.
The property’s valuation is fixed at the date we receive your application and takes account of the property’s condition, including any disrepair.
You can find more information about the steps involved in applying on the gov.uk website
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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