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Can I buy my home?

Your Housing Group supports a number of initiatives which allow customers to buy the home they rent. These initiatives are detailed below.

Right to Buy

What is the Right to Buy?

The Right to Buy scheme helps eligible council and housing association tenants in England to buy their home with a discount of up to £108,000 (£80,900 outside London). 

Right to buy criteria:

  • You must have a protected assured tenancy or a secure tenancy which was granted to you prior to 15th January 1989. You may have a protected assured tenancy agreement if you had a home with your local authority and it was acquired by Your Housing Group through a stock transfer. We can confirm this for you.
  • You must have been a public sector tenant for at least three years
  • Your home is not about to be demolished. If you're not sure about this, check with us.
  • You don't have any legal problems with debt. For example, you're an undischarged bankrupt, have a bankruptcy petition pending against you or have obtained a debt relief order
  • You don't have any outstanding possession orders

If you can answer yes to the statements above then you may qualify for right to buy, but check with us to clarify.

Right to Acquire

What is the Right to Acquire?

The right to acquire scheme started in April 1997 so this scheme is only available for homes built or funded after this time and allows eligible tenants to buy their home with a discount between £9,000 and £16,000 dependent on where you live. You may also be eligible for the Right to Acquire if your home was part of a stock transfer.

Right to Acquire criteria:

  • You must have an assured tenancy
  • Your home was built or funded with a social housing grant after 31 March 1997
  • Your home was transferred to us from a local council after 31 March 1997
  • You must have been a public sector tenant for at least three years
  • Your home is not due to be demolished - check with us if you're not sure
  • You don't have any legal problems with debt. For example, you're an undischarged bankrupt, have a bankruptcy petition pending against you or have obtained a debt relief order
  • You don't have any outstanding possession orders

Voluntary Right to Buy (Midlands Pilot)


Your Housing Group is taking part in the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) scheme in the Midlands area along with other housing providers. Once started, the VRTB pilot will provide eligible customers living in the pilot area the opportunity to purchase their home at Right to Buy-level discounts. For further information please click here