Gavin Barwell, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, has confirmed to Inside Housing Magazine that the pilot of Right to Buy, announced in the Autumn Statement 2016, will not launch until April 2018, at the earliest.
You can register for updates by filling out the form below we will contact you when we have more information. We are committed to dealing with the sales process once the confirmed timeline and further details are agreed between the government, housing associations, and the National Housing Federation.
About Right to Buy:
The scheme was included in the Conservative Election Manifesto 2016. Eligible housing associations tenants will have the right to purchase a home at Right to Buy level discounts (subject to the Right to Buy eligibility requirements). Housing associations will have discretion not to sell a particular property. This would include homes built with charitable funds rather than public grant and homes that are adapted or part of a supported housing scheme. In these cases housing associations would offer tenants the opportunity to use their discount to buy an alternative home from either their own or another association’s stock.
How could this affect you?
The government is due to compensate the housing associations for the discounts offered to the tenants. Housing associations will then retain the sales receipt and be expected to reinvest in the delivery of new homes.
At present, we do not have any details about the scheme, including who will be eligible. We will update this website as more information becomes available.
You can read more about the deal on the government website or on the National Housing Federation website. If you complete the form below, we can send you updates when these are available to us.
We ask for your name, phone number, email and address so that we can look into and contact you about your Right to Buy enquiry.