Purchasing through Right to Acquire

Purchasing through Right to Acquire

If you have been a Havebury tenant for three or more years, you may be eligible to buy your property under the Right to Acquire Scheme.

Right to Acquire gives tenants the opportunity to purchase their home with a fixed sum discount. To qualify, both the tenant and the property need to be eligible. If you have any questions about eligibility, call our Home Ownership team on 0300 3300 900 and enter extension number 7302 when prompted. Or you can email your query to homeownership@havebury.com. You can also take a look at the Guide to the Right to Acquire from GOV.uk.

You can also get in touch with the Right to Buy Agent service, which is a government official helpline. You can find their details below:

The Right to Buy Agent service offers free advice on:

  • The Right to Acquire process.
  • Scheme eligibility.
  • How to complete the application form.
  • Where residents can get financial and legal advice.

If you are looking for impartial money and pensions guidance, you can call The Money and Pensions Service on 01159 65 9570 or visit their website.

Are you living in a flat?

If your property is a flat, it’s important to consider that you will be buying a lease from Havebury and will be responsible for annual service charges. You will also need to pay towards the cost of major repairs or improvements to the block in which you live or its communal areas. In addition, you will be responsible for repairs and maintenance inside your flat. For further information, take a look at the Residential Long Leaseholders guide.

Making an application

To apply, please download the Right to Acquire application form and the Home Purchase Questionnaire below. When you have completed and signed both of these forms, you can either send them to the address below or send scanned copies to homeownership@havebury.com

Home Ownership team
Havebury Housing
Havebury House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3SP

Right to Acquire Application Form
Home Purchase Questionnaire

How would your costs compare from being a tenant to being a homeowner?

We have included a template that will allow you to work out your monthly outgoings as a tenant and compare these to the costs of being a homeowner.

Costs template

Need further advice? Call our Home Ownership team at 0300 3300 900 and enter extension number 7302 when prompted or email them at homeownership@havebury.com.


Share with others