Coronavirus - national lockdown measures in place

New measures came into place across England on 5 November to help protect people, businesses and the NHS and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

More information about the lockdown can be found on our Covid-19 advice pages

Right to Buy - buying your council home

The Right to Buy scheme helps eligible council and housing association tenants in England to buy their home with a discount.

Are you eligible for Right to Buy?

You can apply to buy your council home from Waverley if:

  • it is your principal and primary residence
  • it is self-contained
  • you are a secure tenant
  • you have had a public sector landlord (eg a council, housing association or NHS trust) for three years - it does not have to be three years in a row.

Find out if you're eligible for Right to Buy (gov.uk)

Financial advice

Buying your home is a big financial decision so take time to consider whether it is the right choice for you. You will be taking on new responsibilities as owner including the maintenance and repair of your home.

The Money Advice Service provides helpful financial advice and a Mortgage Payment Calculator can help you work out how much you will be paying should you decide to take on a mortgage.

More information and apply

The government Right to Buy website has lots of useful information and advice about Right to Buy.  

You can also use the government form to apply for Right to Buy.

Government Right to Buy website

Where to send your application

Please send your completed form to: 

Right to Buy application, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HR.

Page owner: Amy Hardie. Last updated: 07/07/2020 12:25

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