Purchasing through Preserved Right to Buy

Purchasing through Preserved Right to Buy

If you have been a tenant of ours since transferring from St Edmundsbury Borough Council in 2002, you may be eligible for the Preserved Right to Buy scheme. 

Based on the length of time you have lived in public sector housing, this scheme gives you the right to purchase your rented home at a discount. Please note that if your tenancy started after 24 June 2002, you will not qualify for the scheme.

If you have any questions about eligibility, call our Home Ownership team on 0300 3300 900, dialling extension number 7302. or send an email to homeownership@havebury.com.

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 Preserved Right to Buy process.
  • The eligibility criteria.
  • How to complete the Right to Buy application form.
  • Where tenants can get financial and legal advice.
  • What tenants can do if their application is delayed.
Right To Buy Summary Booklet
Your Right to Buy Your Home

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 us 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 Buy 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 Buy application form
Home Purchase questionnaire

Want to know how much your home could be worth?

If you want to find out how much your home could be worth before you make an application with us, you can use On The Market, Property Checker, or Zoopla.



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