Right To Buy & Right To Acquire Solutions For All Home Types.
Low Rate Mortgages For Council & Housing Association.
Mortgages Up To 100% Of The Purchase Price & Free Quotes.
Buy In Most Areas & Discounts Increased To £110,500(max).
The right to buy & right to acquire discount amounts have been increased for 2019. This means you could buy your council / housing association home for even less & even better - some Right To Buy & Right To Acquire mortgages do not even need you to provide a deposit!
What To Do Next?
....To buy your home you will first need to find out how much you can borrow through the right type of purchase mortgage for your scenario. This may seem a little daunting - but you are in good hands, as this has been our field of expertise for over 30 years. All quotations are provided for free and without obligation so find out how much your mortgage payments would be before you decide to go ahead. Right To Buy & Right To Acquire schemes are still going strong and have even been extended in England.
So why wait and keep paying out rent for ever? - find out how much you can borrow and what your right to buy / right to acquire mortgage payments will be with a free no obligation quote. Either fill in our short on line enquiry form or speak confidentially to our UK based mortgage team on 0800 298 3000 (free phone) / dial 0333 003 1505 (mobile friendly) and let our vast experience enable you to become the owner of your right to buy home smoothly and efficiently.
Over 1.5 million council and housing association tenants have already realised their aspirations of buying their own home. Right to buy is here to try and offer everyone the opportunity to try to buy their council / housing association house or flat with a big discount - even if you have been a tenant for just a few years.
You can then use the substantial council price discount you are entitled to as your deposit and buy your council or housing association property with a mortgage via the First Choice UK mortgage team. Your right to buy mortgage will be sorted right from the outset through to completion - so you can become a UK homeowner.
We now also arrange plenty of mortgage buying options for UK housing association and shared ownership tenants to get home ownership via the right to buy equivalent schemes as the government has recently extended and enhanced the right to buy scheme. We feel that the notion of being able to buy your home still rings true today, home is where the heart is and we want to help you get that property and make it your own, after all you live in it, have filled it with your belongings and decorated it to your taste so surely you should have the right to buy it?
Remember if you buy your home - at the end of your mortgage term you will no longer need to make mortgage or rental payments and so can enjoy fewer bills, sell your home or leave it to loved ones. Single and joint right to buy mortgage applications are welcome, cohabiting, married or family council purchase mortgage options are also available. Whether you are employed, self employed or have mixed income, even with some benefits we may still be able to help you buy your home.
What is the maximum discount I am entitled to with my property on the right to buy scheme?
The maximum discount is currently set at £82,800 outside London or £110,500 if the property is in the London area. The actual amount that you will receive is calculated as a percentage of the property value, normally ranging from 35% to 60% but remember there will be a monetary cap on how much discount you can have. The initial percentage figure usually depends how many years of tenancy you have.
Do I need a deposit towards my right to buy home purchase mortgage?
The great news here is that you usually do not need a deposit towards your right to buy option as the discount provided by your local authority or housing association acts as your deposit. There are other fees associated with taking out a home purchase mortgage, including those from lenders, intermediaries, surveyors and solicitors - however the biggest cost by some margin is usually the deposit - the great news is in your case a deposit should not be needed!
Is the right to buy just for council houses?
The right to buy scheme is not restricted to council properties only. Note that we say properties, this is because you can use a right to buy mortgage to purchase a house, flat or maisonette as long as that is the council property you are currently living in. If you are living in a housing association property then you could still buy it and would need to go down the `Right To Acquire` route. Seems confusing, but either give us a call or as a first route ask your local housing association and they will send you information on their scheme if you qualify.
Can I still purchase my council house if I am retired?
There are no age restrictions on the right to buy scheme, if you can afford the mortgage on your pension income then there should be no reason why you couldn`t. Some of our mortgage plans are available to senior citizens, so age is not necessarily a restriction on you becoming a homeowner.
If you have any more questions our experienced advisers can fill in the blanks while they discuss your right to buy mortgage plans. Call our offices on 0800 298 3000 (landline) or 0333 003 1505 (mobile friendly) or fill in the short form starting at the top right of this page.
The right to buy scheme is a policy in the UK that gives existing tenants the opportunity to buy the council property that they are living in, at a substantially discounted price ( Housing association tenants are also often able to buy their homes, so please call us for further assistance if that is your scenario). Normally you will have needed to be living in council housing accommodation for a minimum total of 2 years. As long as it is for a continuous time period, time spent in a different council house may well still go towards your years of tenancy. In some cases you may be approached to buy your council house by the local authority but as long as you qualify you can also instigate the home ownership change by simply applying to the council for the right to buy papers. For many it could be a better long term financial decision than renting because of the substantial discount available to you. It`s your home, why not buy it? Also ultimately if you pay your mortgage throughout the term at the end of it you will have no more mortgage payments to make. Rent on the other hand normally will continue to be due as long as you are in the council`s house.
A right to buy mortgage is the mortgage type that you will require when you have been awarded the right to buy papers for the council property you are living in and want to buy it. We arrange right to buy mortgages that will lend 100% of the discounted price, this means that you don`t have to save for a deposit. Not only that but most costs and fees may be able to be added into the mortgage so that you have little initial financial outlay. You could already have the right to buy your own home and we will try to help you get there.
Before you can look at a right to buy mortgage you will need to have been accepted on the right to buy scheme itself. If you would like to apply for the scheme you will need to have been living in your council home for at least 2 years and meet other criteria that may be set out by your local council. Do you tick those boxes? Yes - Then all you need is to get your right to buy mortgage. We have access to multiple lending plans with a number of first mortgage lenders for right to buy loans, that will provide RTB / Housing Association mortgages. Here is an idea of some of the extra lending criteria you might face:
It may seem like there are lots of hoops to jump through, criteria to qualify for the right to buy papers, criteria to qualify for the right to buy mortgage to actually buy the council property, the list goes on, but we can take a huge proportion of that off your hands. Once you have your right to buy papers in place give us a call and we can take care of the rest. You could be in your very own home in no time. Call us now on the above number and your home could have bought your home within the month.
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