Right to Acquire
One Vision Housing customers may be eligible to purchase their home under the Right to Acquire scheme. This is providing the tenancy agreement started after 30 October 2006 and you have had a public sector landlord for a minimum of three years.
The Right to Acquire provides customers with a discount which is calculated based on the area of the property to be acquired. Please note that not all homes are eligible to be bought and you can find out more information below. Please note, if your tenancy began before the date stated below you may eligible for the Government’s Right to Buy scheme.
Discount Entitlement and Discount Repayment Criteria
The maximum discount entitlement is based on the area in which you live.
Currently in Merseyside the maximum entitlement stands at £9,000. This amount is not negotiable and appeal will not change the discount figure, despite how long you have been a customer or lived in your home.
A discount entitlement also depends on how long you have spent as a public sector tenant. This includes time as a One Vision Housing customer, alongside other housing associations, the Armed Forced and Local Authorities. You can find out more information in the application form.
Not all properties are eligible to be bought under the Right to Acquire scheme. Homes may not be available to buy through the scheme if they are provided for Sheltered Housing and specialist accommodation.
In addition, homes may be excluded if they are situated in rural locations where very little social housing is available.