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Right to buy and right to acquire

What are the existing Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes?

Right to Buy and Right to Acquire are the schemes where council and some Housing Association tenants can apply to buy the property they live in, at a discount.

What is the new Voluntary Right to Buy scheme?

The Government has plans to introduce a Voluntary Right to Buy scheme for certain Housing Association tenants to enable them to buy their own home.  We are currently in the process of developing our policy and determining which properties will be available.

Read our frequently asked questions about Voluntary Right to Buy or visit the official Government Right to Buy website

If you are a Hyde tenant you can register your interest in Voluntary Right to Buy and we'll keep you updated. 

Who currently qualifies for the existing Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes?

Right to Acquire

If your home was built or acquired after 1 April 1997 and you have been a tenant for at least three years you may have the Right to Acquire.  Please contact the Home Ownership Team to request an application pack.

Right to Buy

If you are a tenant of The Hyde Group, and your home was sold or transferred to us by your local council, and you have been a public sector tenant for a minimum of three years you may have the Right to Buy.  Please contact us to request an application pack.

Previous tenancies and tenancies with other councils and housing associations can sometimes count towards this.

How does the current scheme work?

You apply to buy your home by filling in an application form and sending it to the Home Ownership Team.  We will assess your application and write back to you confirming whether or not you have the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire.

If you have the Right to Buy or Acquire, we will arrange for your home to be valued and send you an offer of sale.  You then have three months to decide if you wish to buy your home.

How can I get an application form?

Please contact us to request a form.

 

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