Your home

Our team is on hand to help and advise you through the application process. Here we outline what you can expect.

You can contact our Sales and Leasehold Officer (details below) for a Buy Your Home Application Form.

Next steps

We will let you know whether you qualify for the right to buy. If you do you will be sent a letter, called a Section 125 notice outlining:

  • the price of the property;
  • the discount you are eligible for;
  • estimates of service charges and improvement costs you are likely to pay in the next five years;
  • any structural problems the property may have;
  • terms and conditions of the sale.

If you disagree with the price given for your home you can ask for an independent valuation by the District Valuer. However, the valuer’s decision is final, so if it is found that the value of your house is higher than the original price your landlord is asking for, you must stick to it.

You must make your decision about whether you want to go ahead with buying the property within 12 weeks of receiving the notice. At this stage it is advisable to get independent financial and legal advice as well as getting a survey.

Jo Calder Sales and Leasehold Adviser, Sales and Leasehold
Telephone: 01903 703 130 Hours of service: 9:00AM to 5:00PM