23rd June 2022
You might have recently heard about government plans for the Right to Buy scheme, which gives people who live in rented council properties the chance to buy their home at a discount.
Most housing association tenants cannot do this at the moment. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he would like to see Right to Buy be offered to housing association customers in future. This is currently just an idea, with no clear detail. We do not know if or when it will happen.
However, under the existing rules there are certain criteria under which you as a Plus Dane customer could be able to buy your home.
* To be eligible for Right to Buy, you must have a secure tenancy. If you have lived in a Plus Dane home since before January 15, 1989, this could apply to you.
* A lot of our homes are former council houses. If you were a secure council tenant when your home was transferred from your council to Plus Dane, then you may have a Preserved Right to Buy.
* If you have lived in a Plus Dane home for three years or more, you might be able to buy it at a discount through the Right to Acquire scheme. Your home must have been built, bought or transferred to us after March 31 1997, and been grant funded to be eligible.
When there is more information on the detail around this, we will let customers know.