Right to Buy or Acquire

Are you a tenant who would like to buy your PCH home?

Depending on your circumstances, you may have the opportunity to buy your home through either the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire schemes.

 

Right to Buy

If you were a secure council tenant of Plymouth City Council and were living in your home when it was transferred to Plymouth Community Homes on the 20 November 2009 you may have been given the Preserved Right to Buy. In order to keep this Preserved Right to Buy, you would need to have continuously been a tenant of a Plymouth Community Homes property from the stock transfer date until now.

Someone who has succeeded to or is assigned the tenancy of a family member, who had the Preserved Right to Buy, may have gained the Preserved Right to Buy.

If you are considering a mutual exchange from another landlord to a Plymouth Community Homes property or have already done so, you would not be eligible to buy a property from Plymouth Community Homes under the Right to Buy scheme but you may be eligible to buy under the Right to Acquire scheme.

Please note that not all PCH properties are eligible to be sold under the Right to Buy scheme. Guidance and the application form can be found below:

Right to Buy summary booklet

Right to Buy guidance

Right to Buy application form

Financial statement

 

Right to Acquire

If you don’t have a Preserved Right to buy, you may still be able to buy your home at a smaller discount under another scheme called Right to Acquire.

If you became a tenant of Plymouth Community Homes after 20 November 2009 and have been a public sector tenant for 3 years or more you may be able to buy your home under this scheme with a discount of £9,000.

If you are considering a mutual exchange from another landlord to a Plymouth Community Homes property or have already done so, you may also be eligible to buy under the Right to Acquire scheme.

Please note that not all PCH properties are eligible to be sold under the Right to Acquire scheme. Guidance and the application form can be found below:

Right to Acquire guidance

Right to Acquire application form

Financial statement

 

Contractual Sales

Contractual Sales may apply to Plymouth Community Homes tenants who were secure tenants of another housing association and who had a contractual right to buy immediately before the ownership of their home transferred to Plymouth Community Homes.

If you would like more information please call 08082306500 or visit the Government website www.righttobuy.gov.uk.

 

How do I make an application?

By post

If you are sending your application by post please print, sign and return your completed application form to the address below:

Plymouth Community Homes

Right to Buy Team

Plumer House

Tailyour Road

Plymouth

PL6 5DH

By email

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer or device, you may have the facility to sign your form and return your completed application via email to RightToBuy@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk.