How does it work?
You may have the Right to Acquire if you are a secure and assured tenant and the property is your only home. The qualifying period is 2 years for a public sector tenant or in accommodation provided by the Armed Services that started before 18 January 2005 and 5 years for those that started after that date.
You may be able to exercise the Right to Acquire jointly with members of your family who have lived with you for the past 12 months or with someone who is a joint tenant with you. If your tenancy is in joint names, all tenants must indicate if they wish to purchase the property or not.
When can a Right to Acquire application be refused:
If you have one or more of the following issues:
- Property acquired before 1st April 1997
- Rent Arrears leading to a possession notice
- Demolition notice
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Notice order seeking possession
- Tenants of the Local Authority
- Elderly People