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We can help you buy Your Council House Under the Right to Buy Scheme

The Right to Buy scheme allows council tenants and some public sector homes to be able to purchase the property at a discounted price. It’s worth checking with your local council to see if you qualify. Due to the home being purchased at a discounted price, usually, no deposit is required. This gives first time buyers in Derby a great opportunity to get on the property ladder.


If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and purchasing your property from your council or housing association landlord then there are some definite benefits for going down this route.


There is a generous discount available under the Right to Buy scheme which you could think of as a reward for all the years that you’ve paid your rent. Owning your own home rather than renting also gives you security and once your mortgage is paid off then you won’t have to worry about paying rent for the rest of your life.


There’s also the topic of the deposit. Usually, the deposit is something that can often put a lot of people off purchasing a property. But as there is a discount applied to the purchase when you go through a Right to Buy scheme, usually, there will be no deposit needed if you’d like to purchase your own home under the Right to Buy scheme.

What is Right to Buy?

The Right to Buy scheme was launched back in 1980s and was designed to enable eligible tenants of council and housing association properties to purchase their homes at a discounted price.


There are a lot of mortgage options when it comes to the Right to Buy market so it’s important that you seek quality, expert Mortgage Advice in Derby. Our Mortgage Advisors in Derby are on hand to offer this advice and to ensure that you get the best deal on the market.


Our professional team have extensive knowledge of the Right to Buy scheme and can work with you on all aspects of your application from budgeting to completing your mortgage application leaving you free to enjoy the knowledge that you’ll soon be a homeowner. Therefore you will have no shortage of Mortgage Advice in Derby available to you.

Are you eligible?

The eligibility criteria vary from area to area. So, the first thing you will need to do is to contact your local council or housing association to find out more information and ask them what the criteria are for their particular Right to Buy scheme.


The amount of discount that you will receive will be in proportion to the number of years that you have been paying the rent. This scheme is ideal for those who have been tenants in their council or housing association property for some time and who plan to stay in the property for the foreseeable future.


You will still be taking out a mortgage so the usual mortgage criteria such as having a good credit history and a stable income apply.

What steps do you need to take?

You will also need to send a formal letter and a form (RTB1) to inform your social housing landlord that you’re intending to buy the property. Once they receive the form they will have to respond within a certain timescale to let you know if you are eligible for the scheme.



If you are eligible then you’ll receive a form back (RTB2). You’ll then have to have your property valued and the council will issue you with a document called Section 124 which will let you know how much your house is worth and the discount that they will apply. You will have 12 weeks to make your decision once you receive that form.


Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation where we can talk through your options and discuss your application to buy your council or local housing association property. We will work with you from the very start right through to getting you a mortgage agreement in principle and then completing your final mortgage application. This is where we can help you find the best deal possible. We will access our panel of lenders to access 1,000’s of different mortgages and getting you on your way to owning your own home.


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Over our many years as Mortgage Advisors in Derby, we’ve encountered a great deal of council home renters who are seeking get on to the property ladder through buying their home from their local council. They try to do this utilising the Right to Buy Scheme, in which this scenario becomes possible. Below are the steps necessary to achieve this:

  • The first thing you’ll need to do is contact the council for an application form and for them to check that you are eligible for the scheme.
  • From there you’ll receive a purchase price. You then have a set period of time to accept their offer.
  • Finally, once a purchase price has been agreed. Our Mortgage Advisors in Derby are able to get the ball rolling with your mortgage application.
  • If you are thinking of buying your council home, it may be useful for you to work out your current monthly outgoings ahead of time.
  • We’d recommend doing this as a tenant and then compare that with the costs of being a homeowner.  We’re happy to help you with this exercise.

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Why choose us for Right to Buy Mortgage Advice in Derby?


It’s our goal as a Mortgage Broker in Derby to help any and all customers that come our way, including those looking to utilise the Right to Buy Scheme. From your initial phone call through to completion, your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in Derby will be more than happy to help at any point in the process and will be ready at anytime to answer any questions that you may want to ask.


Unlike a bank or building society, our team of Mortgage Advisors in Derby are able to search through 1000s of mortgage deals for you, aiming to find the best fit for your personal circumstances. We are also able to assist with conveyancing solicitors, helping decide on which survey would be the best.


We’ll help and support you anytime you need us. The Right to Buy process isn’t always easy, we’ll aim to help you over any hurdles you face. It’s our goal to be open & honest and take away stress from your mortgage journey so that you feel relaxed and excited for the eventual outcome.


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Most lenders will use the discount as a deposit for your mortgage. However, some lenders will require you to put down a deposit in addition to the discount. This is sometimes the case if you have credit problems. Our Mortgage advisors in Derby will be able to help answer all of your right to buy deposit questions.

Your free mortgage consultation in Derby will last approximately one hour. We will then recommend a mortgage for you with no obligation for you to proceed and you can decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.

As your mortgage broker in Derby, we carry out a Fact Find to establish your needs prior to recommending the most suitable mortgage for you. A credit check is then required for an Agreement in Principle and then once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been carried out a formal mortgage offer can be issued

We recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle before you start viewing properties in Derby, to avoid disappointment. At the very latest you should obtain one prior to making an offer to assist your bargaining position

An Agreement in Principle typically lasts for between 30 and 90 days depending on the Lender. If your Agreement in Principle expires it can always be refreshed.

It can be possible to get a second mortgage on your home for debt consolidation or Home Improvements. It may also be possible to take out a mortgage on a second property if it is for your own use, the use of a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.

If you have had credit problems you can still get a mortgage but you may need to put down a higher deposit than usual, perhaps 15% of the purchase price.

You can get a mortgage once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts. Most Lenders use your salary + dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage whereas others go off your net profit.

To prove income it’s usually three payslips for an employee and the latest 2 years’ accounts for self-employed. In addition you will need to produce proof of ID, address and 3 months’ bank statements.

Our free consultation typically lasts up to an hour or so. We can turn round an agreement in principle within 24 hours and a formal mortgage offer takes about three weeks on average.



We make it so easy!
Our 4 step process

Step 1

Contact the council for an application form and check your eligibility for the scheme.

Step 2

You'll receive a purchase price and from there we can take some initial details and book you in with a Mortgage Advisor in Derby.

Step 3

From there your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in Derby will work by your side, ensuring the process goes smoothly.

Step 4

We’ll try to find you the most appropriate mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to completion.

A telephone call where we can take some initial details and find out about your plan of action.

Enjoy finding a property!

Make an offer on the property you set your heart on – we’ll finalise your figures and help you to get a good deal.

Our mortgage recommendation. We’ll try to find you the best mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to you getting your keys.

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