Right to Buy scheme
The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and is designed to help social tenants buy their home at a discount off the full market value of the property.
The council does not own any social housing in Warrington, but if you rented a property from us before the transfer (whilst the properties were still owned by us) you may be able to buy the property, depending on the length of the tenancy and the type of property.
Right to Acquire scheme
The Right to Acquire scheme allows some tenants to buy the home they rent at a discounted price. As with Right to Buy, this excludes certain types of accommodation;
- shared properties
- sheltered housing
- tied accommodation, such as a warden’s flat.
You must be a housing association tenant to be considered and the property you want to buy must be your only or main home. To qualify you must have been a housing association, council, armed forces or other public housing tenant for at least:
- five years, if your tenancy started on or after 18 January 2005
- two years, if your tenancy started before 18 January 2005.
Some housing association properties can be bought under the right to acquire. Your home must have been:
- built or bought by the housing association after 1 April 1997
- paid for through a social housing grant.
For further information on Right to Acquire, contact your landlord directly.
You should get independent legal advice and should consider all the costs and legal implications involved in purchasing and owning your own home before making a commitment.