Right to Buy

This page contains information for Council tenants who are interested in purchasing their home.

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Overview of Right to Buy

If you have been a tenant with Broxtowe Borough Council or another social landlord for three years or more (this does not have to be in a row), you could qualify to buy under the Right to Buy scheme.

For more information, please download the

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Property Exemptions

Certain types of property are exempt from Right to Buy:

  • Dwellings that are particularly suitable for elderly people
  • Certain dwellings for disabled people
  • Dwellings for persons of pensionable age
  • Properties that are scheduled for demolition

For more information,  please refer to the Government Guide  (Opens in a New Window) 

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To find out if you are eligible for Right to Buy, take the Government’s Right to Buy Eligibility Quiz (Opens in a New Window). Right to Buy is only eligible for secure tenants.

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The longer you have been a tenant; the more discount you are entitled to from the market value of the property. The current maximum discount is £102,400.00 from 6th April 2024. For full details of discounts, including the difference in discounts between houses and flats, visit the Government's Right to Buy Discounts webpage (Opens in a New Window).

The discount will apply to applications which are served on the landlord by the tenant on or after 6 April 2024.

The discounts do not apply retrospectively to applications made before 6 April 2024.

We cannot give out estimated valuations over the telephone, as an independent external valuator is instructed to value your home once your Right to Buy application has been accepted.

Any improvements made by you to the property will be disregarded in the valuation.

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Things to Consider

When you apply and your application is accepted, you should receive a letter from us within 8 weeks for a house (12 weeks for a flat) which will let you know how much you will need to pay the Council for your home.

If the price is right, you need to seriously consider the advantages and disadvantages of buying your home. For full guidance on the potential costs and benefits of home ownership, please consult our Advantages and Disadvantages of Right To Buy Guide (.pdf) (130KB) (Opens in a New Window).

View help and advice from the Government on Right To Buy (Opens in a New Window).

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Delay Procedures

If you put in a Right to Buy application and believe the Council is delaying its progress, you may be entitled to some compensation. This could be if you have:

  • Sent in an application form more than 4 weeks ago and not yet had a response informing you that your application has been admitted or denied or
  • Have received the RTB2 form saying you have been admitted the right to buy more than 8 weeks ago (if you are buying a house) 12 weeks ago (if you are buying a flat or marionette) but not yet received the formal offer letter or
  • Have accepted the offer to purchase by returning the Notice of Intention form more than 4 weeks ago

For more advice on what to do if you feel there any unnecessary delays in the Right to Buy process please visit the governments Right to Buy website (Opens in a New Window).

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How to Apply

You can obtain an application form from the Council Offices Reception, or call the Right to Buy team for an information pack to be sent out to you.

Alternatively, you can download the application pack by using the links below and returning to

Right to Buy, Housing, Broxtowe Borough Council, Beeston Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AB:

Alternatively, you can visit the Government’s Right to Buy website (Opens in a New Window) where you will find a copy of the Right to Buy application form.

Once your application and supporting documents have been received, we will advise you within 4 weeks if your application has been accepted (8 weeks if we have been your landlord for less than 3 years). If your application has been denied, we will send a written explanation.

If we agree to sell the property, we will send you an offer within 8 weeks of accepting the application if you are buying a freehold property or 12 weeks if you are buying a leasehold flat.

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Useful Information 

Here are some useful links and booklets around Right to Buy

You can call the Government's Right to Buy Agents for free advice on 0300 123 0913 or visit the Agent Service (Opens in a New Window) website page. 

For more information on buying a leasehold property visit www.lease-advice.org  (Opens in a New Window) or call The Leasehold Advisory on 020 7832 2500 for free advice on leasehold properties, including guidance on service charges and ground rent.

The Money Advice Service  (Opens in a New Window) offers free, impartial advice about money including buying a home and taking out a mortgage. You can visit their website or contact their team on 0800 138 7777

Need some more support or information contact Broxtowe Borough Council's Right to Buy team by emailing rtb@broxtowe.gov.uk

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Follow the to the Governments FAQ page (Opens in a New Window)

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Buy Back Scheme

For information on the Buy Back Scheme for all Broxtowe Borough residents. 

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Right to Buy
tel: 0115 917 3935