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One of the promises that was made to our tenants when we transferred from Chester-le-Street District Council was to allow tenants to buy their homes through the 'Preserved Right to Buy'.
If you were a secure tenant of Chester-le-Street District Council and transferred to us on 4 February 2008 you may still be able to buy your home at a discounted rate.
If you are not eligible for the Preserved Right to Buy scheme, you may have the Right to Acquire. The Right to Acquire is similar to the Right to Buy in that it allows you to buy your home at a discounted rate, although this discount is not as generous as the Right to Buy.
Being our tenant does not automatically give you the Right to Acquire your home. You must have been a public sector tenants for at least:
If the above applies, you may still not be able to acquire your property if:
If you would like further information on the Right to Buy or the Right to Acquire please read the leaflet below or contact us.
Right to buy
You may be aware that there have been some proposed changes to the Right to Buy scheme as part of the localism bill, click here for an update on these developments.