Right To Buy

Last Modified January 22, 2019


Can I Buy My Home?

If you are a tenant of Blackpool Council and are thinking of buying your home under the Right To Buy Scheme, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Criteria

  • You are a Secure Tenant
  • You have spent a total of at least 3 years as a tenant of Blackpool Council, another Right to Buy landlord, a similar public body or in accommodation provided by the Armed Forces
  • The property is your only or main home

 

Can I Afford It?

Buying your home is a major financial commitment and if you are buying the lease (this applies to flats not houses) you will therefore be responsible for paying Service Charges twice a year.

You need to ask yourself if you can afford the cost of home ownership - as this can include:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Life Insurance, Mortgage Protection Insurance, Buildings and Contents Insurance
  • Council Tax
  • Utilities such as Water, Gas and Electricity
  • Ongoing repairs and maintenance of your property

 

The Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published a useful information booklet for people who are considering buying their Council flat.

https://righttobuy.gov.uk/