No implementation date for the extended RTB has been announced. Tenants who wish to be kept informed of the progress of the development of the expanded RTB can register here (click on the “Tenants of the housing association” link at the top right of the page and fill in a pop-up contact field). Yes, you can, but only certain people are allowed to join an app. If you qualify, you may be able to purchase with the following people: – someone who has the lease with you; – your spouse or partner; – up to three family members who have lived in your home in the 12 months immediately preceding the application. They do not need to be on the lease, but it must be their principal residence. To learn more about this volunteer program, here it is. We will update this website as more information becomes available. In September 2015, the National Housing Federation (NHF) submitted an offer to the government proposing the implementation of an expanded RTB on a voluntary basis. This offer has been described as a compromise to guarantee the independence of housing companies and the best offer of compensation (for discounts) and flexibilities (the possibility of refusing RTB in respect of certain real estate). Speaking at the Conservative Congress on 7 October 2015, the then Prime Minister announced that an agreement had been reached on the NHF`s offer and that the first tenants of the housing company could buy their homes in 2016. As part of the autumn declaration and the 2015 full expenditure report, the Chancellor announced that the expanded RTB would be led by five housing companies. The pilots completed their work and a report on the results was published in 2017.
Your landlord is required to maintain the property in accordance with the terms of the rental agreement. However, there is no obligation for the owner to repair the property because you are interested in buying it, and most non-essential repairs are stopped once you have filed your right of sale application. Family members may be allowed to participate in the right to purchase with you. However, if they are not mentioned on the lease, they must have lived in the property within the last 12 months. There is nothing in the law that determines how to finance a right of sale. A family member (or someone else) could provide the financing for the purchase….