Stonewater is pleased to confirm that it will be taking part in the secondary pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme due to commence in the Midlands area this summer.
The Autumn 2017 Budget confirmed the Government’s intention to proceed with a large-scale regional pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) scheme in the Midlands.
A pilot in the Midlands, where there is a range of different housing markets, will provide vital information to Stonewater, fellow Housing Associations and the Government before the scheme may be launched nationwide.
Stonewater are keen to play a part in exploring how elements of the VRTB scheme will operate, whilst also giving some of our Tenants an amazing opportunity to buy their home at a potentially substantial discount.
Stonewater aims to work closely with other Housing Associations involved across the pilot area to allow Tenants to make use of portable discounts, building on the learning from the original pilot to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers and help them to take the step into home ownership.
Stonewater can confirm that Tenanted properties located in the following Local Authorities may be eligible to take part in the scheme, if you are unsure of which local authority your property falls under then you can check this easily by referring to your council tax bill:
Please complete this form if you’re interested in taking advantage of this amazing opportunity to buy your own home through the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme (VRTB) and would like to receive further information on whether you may be eligible to take part.
Please note that Stonewater will not be able to confirm your eligibility until the VRTB scheme goes live.
However we will continue to update you via the email address you register with as we receive additional guidance from the Government including details of when the pilot will launch, which other housing associations will be involved in the pilot and what the eligibility criteria will be.
Please note that the VRTB scheme is not open to customers of Stonewater Homes who own a property under Shared Ownership.
The National Housing Federation have also produced ‘some questions and answers’ that may be of use to you.National Housing Federation FAQ
Stonewater homes will use the contact details provided as part of your registration of interest to contact customers with further updates.