What are the existing Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes?
Who currently qualifies for the existing Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes?
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.
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 an application form. Please ensure you only send certified copies of ID and evidence of residency with your application. Please note that you do not need a third party to complete the application form for you, it is something you can do yourself.