Right to Acquire
The Government’s planned extension to the Right to Buy scheme is still under review and no changes have been made. You can contact the Government's Right to Buy Agent Service for advice about eligibility and to get updates on changes that might affect you on their website or contact an agent.
Am I eligible?
You might be able to buy if:
- Your property was bought by Bromford after 1/4/1997 with some Government subsidy
- The property you live in is not in a rural area (usually where there are fewer than 3000 properties)
- You don't live in sheltered or other housing specifically for elderly or disabled people
- You don't have any outstanding possession orders against you because you have breached terms of your tenancy agreement
Some properties which we developed after 2011 without government subsidy may also be eligible for Right to Acquire.
The discount is a fixed amount depending on the local authority area you live in. The maximum discount is between £9,000 and £16,000 in England and is £8,000 in wales. The discount is deducted from the open market value of the property.
Can I afford to buy my home?
- You will need to pay for solicitors' costs, survey costs and a mortgage arrangement fee
- You will need to find out the value of your home. You can use Zoopla home values estimator for a guided price.
- You may need a mortgage. For financial advice reach out The Mortgage People
- You will be responsible for the cost of all repairs to the property
- You will be responsible for service charges for maintaining any communal/ shared areas
- You will be responsible for paying buildings insurance
We strongly recommend you look at property prices in your area and the mortgage amount you are likely to need before applying to buy your home.
Please note before we can process your right to buy application you will need a home visit from your Neighbourhood Coach.
How do I apply
More information about the Right to Acquire on the Government website.
When you purchase your home, we share your data with the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for research and statistical purposes as part of the COntinous REcording of Social Housing lettings and Sales (CORE).
Please advise your case handler if you do not wish to take part in the COntinous REcording of Social Housing lettings and Sales (CORE).