If you have a certain type of tenancy with Chorus Homes, you may be eligible to purchase your home. There are two government schemes available to tenants and your type of tenancy will depend which of the two schemes you may be eligible for:
Preserved Right to Buy
All tenants with a ‘secure tenancy’ will have the right to purchase their home under this scheme if the tenancy state date with Chorus Homes predates 20th March 2000. This scheme allows you to purchase your home with a discount based on how many years in total you have held your tenancy, to a maximum discount of £82,800 (subject to government increase each April). There are other basic eligibility requirements that you must satisfy in order to apply. To find out more please visit the Government's right to buy page for a full guide on this scheme.
Right to Acquire
If you have not held your tenancy long enough to be eligible for the Right to Buy, you may still be able to purchase your home under this scheme. You must have held your tenancy for a minimum period of 3 years when applying and your home must not be in a rural exception area. If you are in an area that has been exempted by the government from this scheme, you cannot currently purchase the property. We are not aware of the government’s intention to change this, however this could change in the future. We will inform our tenants if any changes are made to this scheme. If you meet all eligibility requirements, your discount level will be between £11,000-£16,000 depending on which area you live in. To find out more visit the Government's right to acquire page for a full guide on this scheme.
Please note: you cannot apply to purchase your home within the first 12 months of a mutual exchange.
Make an enquiry
If you would like to make an enquiry to Chorus Homes to find out whether you are eligible and make an application, please complete the online enquiry form below. If we need more information from you we will contact you or you will receive the relevant application pack in the post.
Enquire about buying your home
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