Right to Buy Solicitors

Council Right to Buy Transactions

You can trust us to help

The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in the 1980s to encourage people in council housing to buy their own property.

It proved a particular success back then; today the Right to Buy scheme remains popular, not least because the buyers can enjoy significant discounts when purchasing their home.

At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our conveyancing team has extensive experience in helping its clients exercise their Right to Buy and can guide you through the legal process from start to finish.

Councils have restrictions and conditions on exactly who can buy rented property, but Browell Smith & Co will advise you on the potential pitfalls and personal benefits.

To buy your rented council house, it is important to ensure you are eligible to do so.

Contact our team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, and Ashington, to discuss your particular requirements.

Am I eligible to buy my rented council house?

Tenants who want to exercise their Right to Buy must, for example, have been living in the property for 12 months or more, been a council tenant for at least five years in total, and to have lived in properties provided by a housing association, the armed services or a public body.

You may have a partner or family member who wishes to buy a home with you. Under the Right to Buy scheme, a joint application is possible if they too fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, the next step is to find out how much discount you may be entitled to.


We’re here to help

The Right to Buy discount is based on a number of factors, including who long you have lived there, where your property is located and what type of property it is.

The Right to Buy process can seem daunting, but because Browell Smith & Co has a wealth of experience in this area, you can trust us to help you achieve your goal.

We will advise you every step of the way, providing no-nonsense advice and professional support throughout and all at a price to suit your budget.

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