Can I buy my home?
Right to Buy and Right to Acquire
People who have Secure Tenancies – in general people whose tenancies started before 14th January 1989 – may have the right to buy their homes.
Tenants who do not have the Right to Buy may have the Right to Acquire their home. This only applies to properties which were constructed or purchased by grant from the Housing Corporation after 1st April 1997.
If you are interested in buying your home, please see the application form below.
Buying your home is potentially very costly so we urge you to take reliable legal and financial advice before going ahead. Remember, once you buy your home you become responsible for future repairs and maintenance. You may also lose the right to Housing Benefit if you are on a low income although you may get help from the Benefits Agency if you are in receipt of Income Support.
If you are unable to buy your home because you don’t have either of these rights, you may wish to consider other home ownership schemes such as New Build HomeBuy or Homebuy.
Nexus is continuing to provide good quality new and refurbished homes through its grant funding and loans enabling us to remain as one of the West Midlands foremost, independent providers of rented accommodation.
The Housing (Right to Buy) (Information to Secure Tenants) (England) Order 2005
The Government’s ‘Housing (Right to Buy) (information to Secure Tenants) (England) Order 2005’ explains your Right to Buy, and the terms and conditions of the scheme.