Right to buy
The Right to Buy scheme is a scheme which the Government offers to help eligible Council house tenants purchase their home at a discounted price.
There are certain rules and regulations which have to be met, and these are set out by the Government, not the Council.
- Both you and your home have to be eligible for the scheme
- You can receive up to a maximum of £84,600 discount depending on how long you have been a tenant (increased 06/04/2021)
How to apply
You can download the Right to Buy application form or contact us directly for an application form.
Buying a home is a long term financial commitment, we therefore recommend that you get independent financial and legal advice concerning mortgage products available to you and the legal process involved. Many local mortgage advisors offer free advice on what can be a complicated process.
You can find more information about Right to Buy on the your right to buy your home website.
Free independant mortgage and financial advice is available on the 'the Money Advice Service' web site.
Post Right to Buy Enforcement Policy
An owner should not be renting out as holiday lets, letting them out to students or making significant alterations to their property. In rural areas especially there are also restrictions on who the property can be bought by or rented to in the future, in many cases, the new owner or tenant has to have a Cornwall connections. For more information, see the Post Right to Buy Enforcement Policy document.
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- Home contents insurance
- Home improvements
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- Repairs and maintenance
- Resident Involvement
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- Universal Credit
- Warm Home Discount
- Welfare Reform information
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