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At Gorvins Solicitors, our dedicated residential conveyancing team are experts in helping prospective homeowners find out all the information they need to know about the Right to Buy scheme and guide them step-by-step through, what can sometimes be, a complicated process.

To get a quote for your right to buy purchase you can call us on 0343 507 5151, e-mail residentialpropertyteam@gorvins.com, fill in our online form or use our conveyancing guide to obtain a quote.

What is the Right to Buy Scheme?

The Right to Buy scheme has been formed by the government to enable social tenants (i.e. you rent your home from a public body such as your local council or government) in England and Wales the opportunity to purchase their property at a lower price than the full market value.

The scheme also applies to former local authority tenants who were living in their home when the council transferred to another non-charitable housing provider. In this instance it is sometimes called ‘preferred’ right to buy.

Who is eligible for the Right to Buy Scheme?

The scheme is available to those who have been a council or public sector tenant for at least five years in total, however this does not have to be in the same property or with the same landlord. It does not have to be continuous either as long as the total period spent in council property is five years or more.

The scheme is NOT available to you if:

  • You have outstanding monies owed to creditors
  • The property you are trying to purchase is not your main home
  • You have been told to leave the property by the courts
  • You are being or have been declared bankrupt
  • The property is not self-contained

 How can Gorvins help?

As the right to buy process can be complicated it is important to seek professional legal advice from experienced conveyancers.

Gorvins expert conveyancing team have helped tenants purchase their homes and we can provide you with more information about the scheme and discuss all the legal implications with you.

If you are interested in purchasing your council property or need legal advice regarding any stage of the process (whether purchasing, selling or following completion), call a member of the residential property team call us on 0343 507 5151, e-mail residentialpropertyteam@gorvins.com, fill in our online form or use our conveyancing guide to obtain a quote.

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  • Lana Parker-Yates

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  • Lorraine Lockie

    Head of Residential Property and Conveyancing
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  • Marge Hardy

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  • Matthew Owen

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  • Omar Hadi

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  • Reema Mistry

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