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Buying your rented home

Right to Buy, Preserved Right to Buy & the Right to Acquire

The majority of Riverside tenants do not have Right to Buy. Depending on your tenancy and how or when your rented home was built, some Riverside tenants may have the Preserved Right to Buy or Right to Acquire their home at a discount.

To find out whether you are eligible to purchase your home through these schemes, please visit http://righttobuy.gov.uk/ or contact us.

The government's Right to Buy Agent service also offers free and impartial advice on Right to Buy. If you decide that home ownership is the right choice for you, their advisors can also help you through the process.

Right to Acquire & Preserved Right to Buy Documents:

Right to Acquire Information Booklet

Right to Acquire Application Form

Right to Buy Information Booklet

Right to Buy Application Form


Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot

Riverside is taking part in a government trial scheme to offer certain tenants in the Midlands region the opportunity to buy their home with a discount. Availability is limited. More details can be found on the Right to Buy website at https://midlands.righttobuy.gov.uk


Home Ownership Scheme for Tenants (HOST)

As most Riverside tenants do not have the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire, Riverside has developed its own voluntary scheme to assist eligible tenants to buy their property. If you live in a house (not a flat, maisonette, bungalow etc.), in an eligible area, you may be able to buy your home at full open market value, without a discount.

To find out whether you are eligible for the HOST scheme, please contact us.


Other Affordable Purchase Schemes

If you or your property don't qualify for any of these schemes, the government's Own Your Home website has information on a whole range of potential options to get onto the property ladder.

If you're still not sure, just drop us a line to talk through your circumstances.

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Riverside Home Ownership

We're the specialist leasehold and affordable home ownership division of The Riverside Group Limited, one of the UK's largest housing associations. As well as building, selling and letting a wide range of property types, Riverside Home Ownership provides services to, and manages the leasehold of over 4,500 homes across the UK.