Buying A Home


Right to Acquire

The ‘Right to Acquire’ is a government policy that gives some housing association tenants the right to buy their homes. If you qualify for the Right to Acquire, you can buy your home with a £10,000 discount off the market price.

Do I qualify?

Your home may qualify if all the following conditions apply:

  • It was built or refurbished with funding from a social housing grant after 1st April 1997.
  • It is a self contained house or flat
  • It is not one of a group of homes particularly suitable for elderly people and let to a person aged 60 or over.

You may qualify if the following conditions apply.

  • If your first public sector tenancy started before 18th January 2005, you must have spent at least two years as a public sector tenant
  • If your first public sector tenancy started after 18th January 2005, you must have spent at least five years as a public sector tenant.

However, you are automatically disqualified if Unity has a possession order on your property

How do I apply?

If you want to apply to purchase your home, under the ‘Right to Acquire’ scheme please write to our Finance Manager:

Right to Acquire
Finance Manager
Unity Housing Association
113-117 Chapeltown Road
Leeds
LS7 3HY

Further information

If you would like more information about the ‘Right to Acquire’ process, please download our leaflet by clicking the link at the side of this page.