Can I buy my home?

There are two government backed schemes where customers may be able to buy their homes. They are:

  • Preserved Right to Buy
  • Right to Acquire

If you qualify and your property is eligible you can buy your home at a price lower than the full market value.

To find out more visit the government website righttobuy.gov.uk or call them on 0300 123 0913. If you have any questions, their expert advisers will be able to guide you through the process or you can take their quick eligibility quiz to find out if you qualify to buy your home.

Buying your home is probably the biggest financial decision you will ever make, so take some time to consider whether it is the right choice for you. We would recommend that you get independent financial advice based on your individual circumstances before proceeding.

Once you have bought your home you are responsible for its repair and upkeep and you will not be able to claim Housing Benefit.

Useful information

Your home must be self contained and you must occupy it as your only or main home.

You may be able to apply jointly with someone who shares your tenancy or with family members who have been living at the property for the past 12 months.

A maximum of three others may share your application.

You may be eligible to apply if you succeeded to a tenancy following the death of a tenant who was eligible.

You cannot buy your home if a court makes a possession order which says that you must leave.

Find out more about Right to Buy and how to apply

Visit righttobuy.gov.uk or call 0300 123 0913 to speak to one of their expert advisers

Apply online or download a form at righttobuy.gov.uk

Once you have completed an application form please email your form to us on info@wmhousing.co.uk or write to us at:

Leasehold Services Team, WM Housing Group, 4040Lakeside, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham B37 7YN.

 

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