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How do I buy my home

Right to buy

how do you buy your home?

Do I qualify to buy my home?

If you were a tenant of Derbyshire Dales District Council, and you became a tenant of Dales Housing at stock transfer on 4th March 2002, you may be able to buy your home under the preserved right to buy scheme.

Are there any reasons why I couldn’t buy my home?

Certain houses and flats are excluded from the preserved right to buy. These are properties which are particularly suitable for occupation by elderly persons.

Will I be entitled to any discount?

You may be entitled to a discount on the market value of your home which will depend on the length of your tenancy and the type of property you are applying to buy, up to a maximum of £77,000.

What if I decide to sell my home?

If you decide to sell your home within the discount repayment period you will have to repay some or all of the discount.

The discount repayment period if you applied to buy your home:-

How do I apply?

You can request an application form and information booklet for the Right to Buy by ringing 01629 593200.

Right to acquire

Do I qualify to buy my home?

If you became a tenant of Dales Housing after 4th March 2002 you may have the Right to Acquire. However, as well as occupying a qualifying property you must also:

Are there any reasons why I couldn’t buy my home?

Some properties are exempt from the Right to Acquire. These include:-

Will I be entitled to any discount?

You will be entitled to a discount on the market value of your home which for the Derbyshire Dales area is set at £10,000 irrespective of length of tenancy.

What if I decide to sell my home?

If you decide to sell your home within the discount repayment period you will have to repay some or all of the discount.

The discount repayment period if you applied to buy your home:-

How do I apply?

You can request an application form and information booklet for the Right to Acquire by ringing 01629 593200.