There are a number of Government schemes that may enable you to buy your home.
If you have been a public sector tenant for at least 3 years then you may have the right to buy your home at a discounted price. The property is valued at its open market value and how much discount you get depends on:
If your home used to be owned by the Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, transferred to Severnside Housing while you were living in it and you have remained a tenant of Severnside without any breaks, you may qualify for the preserved right to buy.
Currently the maximum Right to Buy discount limit across England is £77,900. The discount increases every April in line with Consumer Price Index (CPI).
You can find out more by visiting www.gov.uk/right-to-buy-your-council-home
If your home was built or bought by Severnside Housing or transferred from Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council after 31 March 1997, then you may qualify for Right to Acquire. Discounts vary, depending on where you live.
You can find out more by visiting https://www.gov.uk/right-to-acquire-buying-housing-association-home
If you wish to apply to buy your home please request an application form and guidance notes by contacting us on 0300 300 0059.
The government plans to change the rules around buying your rented home by extending the Right to Buy to more housing association tenants. Voluntary Right to Buy has not yet been launched and we are awaiting details of the scheme to be announced by the government.
At the moment the scheme is being tested through five housing associations in various locations around the country. The government will, in due course finalise the tenant eligibility criteria and when the scheme will commence.
You can sign up for updates or contact the Right to Buy Agent service with questions by visiting the government website - https://righttobuy.gov.uk/