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South Derbyshire Homefinder

Buying a Property

EMHomeBuy

HomeBuy is a scheme funded by central government and is designed to help people buy their own home. In South Derbyshire it is run by EMHomeBuy.  To go to their website www.emhomebuy.org.uk

Right to Buy and Right to Acquire

Secure tenants of council properties can apply to buy their home under the Right to Buy scheme at a price lower than the full market value. You must have spent 5 years as a public sector tenant before you can apply if your first public sector tenancy was created on or after 18th January 2005. If your first public sector tenancy commenced before this date you can apply after 2 years. If you qualify to buy your home under the Right to Buy you will be eligible for a discount on the price of your home, which will depend on the length of time you have spent as a tenant. For more information contact the Right to Buy team on 01283 595806.

Housing Association tenants of properties built using funding made available after April 1997 may also be able to buy their home under the Right to Acquire. You must have spent 5 years as a public sector tenant before you can apply if your first public sector tenancy was created on or after 18th January 2005. If your first public sector tenancy commenced before this date you can apply after 2 years. For more information contact your landlord.

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