Right to Buy - home purchase scheme

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Under the Right to Buy scheme, you can buy your home at a price lower than the full market value. This is because the length of time you have spent as a tenant entitles you to a discount. 

The Right to Buy scheme is only available to secure tenants. Section 121AA of the Housing Act 1985 says that landlords must provide their secure tenants with information about the Right to Buy. This document gives you the required information. If you are not able to access the information provided in the online links included in this document, you can talk to a Right to Buy Agent: 0300 123 0913; or you can contact the council’s Right to Buy team via email: righttobuy@ipswich.gov.uk

Visit the Department for Communities and Local Government website for comprehensive information on the Right to Buy scheme.

If you are thinking of applying for your Right to Buy, you should get independent legal and financial advice about your individual circumstances and to help with the legal process of buying a home. You should also get independent financial advice about the different types of mortgage that are available.