An end to the Right To Buy and Right To Acquire Scheme in Wales

An end to the Right To Buy and Right To Acquire Scheme in Wales

A decision has been made by Welsh Government to end The Right to Buy and Right to Acquire for all tenants on 26th January 2019.

The information on this page explains what you need to know about the end of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire and what you should do if you are thinking about applying to buy your Trivallis home.

If you do want to buy your home before the scheme comes to an end you will need to seek your own legal advice.

 You can find and download our handy ‘buying your home’ booklet on this page for more information on costs and what you need to consider before applying to purchase your home.

Right to Buy and Right to Acquire are schemes where eligible, longstanding customers are entitled to purchase their home at a discounted price.

If you are eligible, you can submit your application to buy your home up to, and including, 25 January 2019. Any application made after this date will not be accepted.

The maximum discount available for both Right to Buy & Right to Acquire in Wales is £8,000.

In order to qualify for any discounts you must have rented your home from a public sector landlord, for example Trivallis or your local Council, for five years.

If you have arrears of rent or if the property is a home particularly suitable for older people, Trivallis can refuse to sell it to you. You should check that all your payments are up to date in case this causes a problem.

If you wish to purchase your flat within a block, you must purchase a lease which allows you to live in the flat for a long, but fixed, period of time. The block will still be owned by Trivallis, and we will be responsible for the upkeep of the building as a whole. If we undertake any works to the property you will have to pay a reasonable share of the costs of the works. Your share is determined by the number of flats in the block.

The end of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire will not affect your tenancy in any other way.

To start the application process, email: Leasehold@trivallis.co.uk

Further Information:

If you want general information about the Right to Buy, Right to Acquire or Preserved Right to Buy, you can also contact the Welsh Government:

Email: RightToBuy@gov.wales 

Post: Right to Buy / Right to Acquire, Housing Policy Division / Homes and Places Division, Welsh Government, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ

Telephone: 0300 062 8173

More information about this scheme is available from our offices in Pontypridd: Ty Pennant, Mill Street, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 2SW

Aberdare: 19 Canon Street, Aberdare, CF44 7AP

Telephone: 03000 030 888

Buying your home

 

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Buying your home - application form

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