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faq | I am a Stafford and Rural Homes tenant – can I register to buy my home under the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot?

I am a Stafford and Rural Homes tenant – can I register to buy my home under the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot?

To register to buy your home under the Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot please check that all the following applies to you.

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You have the right to reside in the UK
  • You have been a public sector tenant in social or affordable housing for at least 3 years (this need not have been with the same landlord, or continuous.
  • You have been the tenant of the property that you would like to purchase for at least 1 year (and anyone hoping to buy your home with you has been living there 1 year as well)
  • You are not eligible for the Preserved Right to Buy scheme (this would be the case if you transferred from Stafford Borough Council in February 2006 and you have remained a tenant of Stafford and Rural Homes since.
  • The property is your only home at the point of sale and you do not own another property anywhere else
  • You (and anyone hoping to buy the home with you) occupy the whole property.
  • You do not owe any outstanding money to Stafford and Rural Homes, and can keep a clear account until you have bought your home.
  • You are not currently subject to the mortgage rescue scheme
  • You don’t have any outstanding possession orders
  • You are not subject to bankruptcy proceedings or unfulfilled credit arrangements and nor is anyone else hoping to buy your home with you
  • You are not subject to an anti-social behaviour order or notice of intent to seek possession for breach of tenancy conditions
  • You are subject to any legal proceedings
  • Your home is not let under one of the following tenancies:
    • Shared Ownership
    • Starter/One year fixed term probationary
    • Assured Shorthold Periodic Temporary
    • Assured Shorthold (except Localism Act Fixed-Term Tenancies)
    • Licence

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