Preserved Right to Buy

Most tenants who transferred to the Trust from Vale Royal Borough Council can buy their home under the "Preserved Right to Buy scheme."

To qualify for the Preserved Right to Buy;

  • You must have been a secure or protected assured tenant for at least 3 years.
  • The property you wish to buy must be your only or main home.

If you qualify, you can buy your home jointly with up to three qualifying adult family members provided they have lived with you for at least a year before the date of your application and it is their only or main home.

Not all homes are available to buy, these can include;

  • Sheltered accommodation where there are communal facilities.
  • Some homes which are classed as suitable for the elderly (If at the time the property was let, it was occupied by a person aged 60 or over) or which are especially adapted for the disabled (although there are exceptions).
  • Temporary accommodation.
  • Homes we have leased from other landlords.

Also some tenants are not entitled to buy their homes. These can include;

  • Homeless persons living in temporary accommodation.
  • Employees of Weaver Vale Housing Trust who have been provided with accommodation as part of their job.
  • Those tenants who have a possession order in force against them.

If you are interested in buying your home under the Preserved Right to Buy scheme, you will need to print, complete with your details and return to us by post the following forms:

For your information:

The scheme is subject to legislative change at any time.

The above is a brief summary only and should not be taken as a full explanation of the scheme.

If you require further information please contact Sue Malek, Home Ownership Officer on 01606 813350 or email sue.malek@wvht.co.uk .

Right to Acquire

If you became a tenant of Weaver Vale Housing Trust after the date of the transfer of housing from the Council (1st July 2002), you may be eligible to buy your home under the Right to Acquire Scheme so long as certain requirements are met.

Some exclusions apply which are similar to the Preserved Right to Buy scheme, but also because of the property’s location. If your home is situated in one of these designated rural areas you will not be entitled to purchase your property under the Right to Acquire scheme. If you require claification on this please contact us.

To be eligible to buy you must have spent at least 3 years as a public sector tenant, which can include being a tenant of ours and the property must be your only or main home.

If you are interested in buying your home under the Right To Acquire scheme, you will need to print, complete with your details and return to us by post the following forms:

For further information use the links:

The scheme is subject to legislative change at any time.

The above is a brief summary only and should not be taken as a full explanation of the scheme.

For more information on either scheme please contact the Home Ownership Officer on 01606 813350 or email sue.malek@wvht.co.uk .