Right to buy mortgages
What is Right to Buy?
Originally introduced in the 1980s by the Thatcher government the Right to Buy scheme gives many council (and now housing association) tenants the option to purchase the home they already rented, at a significant discount from the market value.
- It must be your main or only home
- It must be a fully self-contained dwelling with no shared facilities
- You must have been a tenant with the council, housing association or NHS trust for a total of 3 years (not necessarily in this property or 3 consecutive years)
- As applicant you cannot have any legal issues with existing debts
If you have shared your property with someone for more than 12 months then they can be joint applicants on your right to buy mortgage application which might help you with mortgage affordability.
- The discount is based on how long you’ve been a tenant and the value of the property
- Maximum discounts;
If the Right to Buy scheme is not for you there are still other options which might help you get on the property ladder – read more about first time buyer mortgages here or Shared Ownership mortgages which might give you the help you need. Our mortgage experts will guide you through this home buying maze to find the best solution for you.
Your right to buy mortgage will enable you to purchase the property from the council or housing association
Our right to buy mortgage experts will work with you to ensure that you’ll be eligible for the mortgage and that it will be affordable.
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