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Buying your home 

You may love your Beyond Housing home so much that you’d like to buy it. Well did you know that you might be able to? As a Beyond Housing customer you may have the right to purchase your home under the Preserved Right to Buy (RTB) or the Right to Acquire (RTA) schemes. Both initiatives give customers who qualify the right to purchase their home from us at a discounted price.

It’s a big decision

Buying your home is a big commitment and you should seriously consider all the factors involved before making a decision to apply. As a homeowner you will become responsible for all the repairs and maintenance of your home and it may be repossessed if you do not keep up with mortgage repayments.

There’s more information below but feel free to get in touch with the team if you would like at chat about either scheme.

Preserved Right to Buy (RTB)

Customers who were previously tenants of either Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council or Scarborough Borough Council, when their properties were transferred to us and have remained a customer since that date are likely to qualify to purchase under the Preserved Right to Buy scheme. Under this scheme, purchasers are entitled to a discount up to a maximum of £84,200.00 or 70% of the value of your property (whichever is greater), depending on the length of your tenancy.

Right to Acquire (RTA)

Customers who live in an eligible property are likely to qualify to purchase their home under the Right to Acquire scheme which has a fixed discount for all properties in our operating area of £9,000 (this figure is set by the government). Customers need to have a tenancy history of three years in the public sector in order to qualify.

Need more information?

Here’s everything you need to know:

Buying your home frequently asked questions – Right to Acquire and Right to Buy

Thinking of buying a council flat [pdf] 96KB

www.direct.gov.uk/righttobuy

If you decide you’d like to go for it, complete the application form using the links above and send it back to us at:

Beyond Housing
14 Ennis Square
Dormanstown
Redcar
TS10 5JR

Or you can email your completed forms to asset.services@beyondhousing.co.uk