Right to Buy

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You may have heard about the new right to buy scheme for housing association tenants who currently do not already qualify for the right to buy.

The government is in the process of piloting the scheme with a few housing associations across the country and we are looking forward to hearing the results.

We don’t yet know when the new scheme will be implemented but if you want to keep informed of progress visit the Government’s right to buy website at www.righttobuy.gov.uk.

This informative website will help you work out if you are eligible and you can sign up to receive updates on progress for the new scheme. There’s even a telephone helpline you can call for free, impartial advice.

About the current Right to Buy

Right to Buy is specific to Local Authority properties and only available to those tenants living in a Local Authority property on a secured tenancy or those whose property was transferred to Family Mosaic from the Local Authority as a result of a stock transfer.

In the case of Family Mosaic, these include some of those tenants who were living in their property when it was:

  • transferred from the London Borough of Greenwich to Charlton Triangle (tenant in the same property pre 31st March 1999);
  • transferred from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to Old Oak Housing (tenant in the same property pre 31st March 1999);
  • transferred from the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to Thames Valley Housing Association which were then transferred to Family Mosaic (with this option you must provide a letter from the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea that you were an eligible secure tenant of the Local Authority for Right to Buy).

Under the current Right to Buy scheme, you can buy your local authority home at a price lower than the full market value. This is because the length of time you have spent as a tenant entitles you to a discount.

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