Right to Acquire
Purchasing your Havebury home through Right to Acquire
Tenants who have been a Havebury Housing assured tenant for the past 3 years may be eligible for the Right to Acquire Scheme. This scheme gives tenants a right to purchase their property with a fixed sum discount.
To qualify the tenant and the property need to be eligible for the Right to Acquire scheme. Properties that are in a designated rural area will not qualify for this scheme, it is also limited to properties that transferred from a local authority or were built or purchased since 1 April 1997 using public funds.
Are you living in a flat?
If your property is a flat it’s important to consider that you will be buying a lease for your flat. This means you will still be responsible for annual service charges payable to Havebury plus additional costs when Havebury carries out major repairs or improvements to the building or communal/shared areas. You will be liable for your own repairs and maintenance inside your flat. For further information please read through the Thinking of Buying your Council Flat booklet from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Making an application
The Havebury Housing Partnership
Bury St Edmunds
If you are unsure of what you might be entitled to, please contact the Home Ownership Team on 0300 3300 900 who will be pleased to assist, or for further guidance please read through the Guide to the Right to Acquire from Homes England.