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Buying your Registered Social Landlord House

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Housing association and local authority tenants in some parts of Wales have until January 26 to use the Right to Buy and associated Schemes after which they will be abolished in Wales.
Landmark legislation to protect the stock and incentivise the building of new social housing has been given Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Act will end the Right to Buy, Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire for tenants of local authorities and registered social landlords.
We have published a white paper seeking views on two key proposals on the future of Right to Buy and Right to Acquire.
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The Right to Acquire gives qualifying Registered Social Landlord tenants a right to purchase their homes if they were provided using Social Housing Grant or transferred from a local authority.

A discount of 25% of the market value is given, up to a maximum of £8,000. The Right to Acquire only applies to certain types of property and does not apply in designated rural areas.

If you are eligible and thinking of applying to buy your home, be wary of individuals or companies offering to help you with your Right to Acquire.  It’s likely that they will charge you for their services and may be offering a deal which is better for them than it is for you. Always check first if there are any costs or conditions involved. 

Further details are available for free from your landlord and in the booklet produced by the Welsh Government – The Right to Acquire: A guide for tenants. This booklet explains how the scheme operates and provides you with some advice on the costs of home ownership.

Information for Tenants

The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018 gained Royal Assent on 24 January 2018. As required by section 8 of the Act, on 16 February 2018 we published an Information for Tenants document to assist tenants and prospective tenants to understand the effect of this Act.