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Can I buy my home?

Buying your home

If you were a tenant with Wakefield Council and have remained a tenant since the transfer of stock to WDH on
21 March 2005 then you may qualify for the Preserved Right to Buy (PRTB) scheme.

If you became a tenant after transfer, and have been a tenant with WDH or another social landlord for over three years in total, you may qualify for the Right to Acquire (RTA) scheme.

Discounts to buy your home


Under the Preserved Right to Buy scheme the maximum discount to buy your home is 70% (40 years) for a house and 70% (15 years) for a flat / apartment or maisonette.  Please be aware that the amount of discount is capped at £78,600.

Under the Right to Acquire scheme, there is a set discount for all applications which is £9,000 in the Yorkshire area.  

Difference between PRTB and RTA


The main difference between the Preserved Right to Buy (PRTB) and Right to Acquire (RTA) schemes is the amount of discount.  The PRTB scheme has a much higher discount entitlement.

Timescale to buy your home


It takes around five months to buy your home through the Preserved Right to Buy (PRTB) or Right to Acquire (RTA) scheme, provided we have all the necessary information.  The time scales can vary depending on how quickly information is provided.

For further information please email the Right to Buy team or phone 01977 724419.

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