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Right to Buy

If you are interested in buying your home through the Right to Buy scheme, we require you to complete a set of forms and provide supporting information. Your application is a legal document and photocopies of it will not be accepted. You are required to provide personal documents as evidence so it is a good idea to deliver your application and supporting documents by hand to the Home Ownership Team and a get a receipt.

Our application pack is designed to provide you with important information about the Right to Buy scheme to help you make an informed decision. Please take the time to explore all the links below as they outline the implications and responsibilities of owning your own home during and after the sale process.

In addition to the above completed forms we require you to provide the following documentation for each applicant 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 3 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 your complete application and all supporting documents are received, we will contact you to arrange a meeting to confirm that all parties understand the process and costs involved in purchasing your home. We will require all applicants to bring photographic identification to this meeting.

Discount Calculation

The way your discount is calculated is based on how many qualifying years you have been a tenant.

Qualifying years

Number of years as a tenant Discount for buying a house* Discount for buying a flat*
3-5 35% 50%
10 40% 60%
15 45% 70%
20 50% 70%
25 55% 70%
30 60% 70%
35 65% 70%
40 70% 70%







If you are in any doubt about what to do next, advice and assistance is available free of charge from the Home Ownership Team who can be contact on 01724 279900 or by email:

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Governments official Right to Buy Agent service on 0300 123 0913.

The Government’s Official Right to Buy Agent web-site provide information and eligibility checklists which may provide you with useful information, you can access this web-site by clicking here.

Please note that your property will be independently valued as part of the application process and cannot be provided before. If you would like an idea of what your property may be worth before proceeding you may wish to take a look at a current property value web-site. Please be aware that this will only be an estimate and many factors can affect the value of a property.

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