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Right to Acquire

If you're interested in buying your home through the Right to Acquire scheme, we need you to complete a set of forms and provide supporting information. Your application is a legal document and photocopies can't be accepted.

Our application pack is designed to provide you with important information about the Right to Acquire scheme. Take a look at the links below for all the info you need.

As well as the above completed forms we need the following documents for each person applying to buy:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable) 
  • Proof of residency for any family member who is not a tenant sharing in the Right to Buy (we require three different forms of that evidence at least 12 months of residency e.g. wage slips, bank statement, utility)
  • Proof of previous tenancies for all applicants in you wish these to be included in your discount calculation
  • Certificate of Entry on the Register of Electors for each person on the application. This can be obtained from the North Lincolnshire Council Elections Office by calling 01724 296245
  • Evidence of an up to date credit score. This can be provided through a number of companies online including Equifax (free trial), Experian (free trial) and Clear Score (free)

Once we've received your complete application and documents, we will get in touch to arrange a meeting. You'll need to bring photo ID to this meeting.


The Right to Acquire discount is fixed at £9,000 for the Lincolnshire area. This does not increase with the length of your tenancy and is set by the Government.

Get in touch with our Home Ownership Team if you'd like more info about this on 01724 279900 or you can email them


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Fire drill notice

At 6.30pm today (21 June) we will be carrying out a pre-planned fire drill at Trent View House flats, in Scunthorpe. This drill was planned as part of our routine fire safety procedures. Everyone living at Trent View House has been made aware that this is just a drill. Following the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower, and after careful consideration, we have decided it is important to go ahead with the drill. We wish to inform the wider community that should they see activity at Trent View House that there is NO cause for alarm.

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