Voluntary Right to Buy pilot announced

A voluntary Right to Buy pilot has been announced for many housing association tenants in the Midlands, including Stafford constituency, who may wish to buy their home.

Tenants who are able to buy through the pilot will benefit from the same level of discount on their property as council tenants receive under the statutory Right to Buy.

Housing association tenants in Stafford constituency who are interested in buying their home through the pilot can check whether they are eligible, and that their Housing Association is participating, and then register their interest at https://midlands.righttobuy.gov.uk. Registration is open to tenants until 16th September 2018. Given that there is a fixed budget for the pilot, and hence not all eligible tenants will be able to purchase their home, places on the pilot will be allocated by ballot to give everyone an equal chance of taking part.

Local Housing Associations which are involved in the pilot include:

Stafford and Rural Homes, Housing Plus Group (including South Staffordshire Housing Association), Bromford Housing Group, Sanctuary Group, Staffordshire Housing Group, Wrekin Housing Trust, Aspire, Black County Housing Group, Midland Heart, Places for People, Sanctuary Group, Trent and Dove Housing.