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Right to Buy Purchases and Compulsory Purchase Order Sales

Solicitors for Right to Buy Purchases

The Right to Buy Scheme is a government scheme which allows tenants renting their homes from a public body (local authority or housing association) in England and Wales to have the opportunity to purchase their property at a price which is lower than the full market value.

To be eligible for the Right to Buy Scheme you must:

  • Have been a council/public sector tenant for at least 5 years
  • Not owe any outstanding money to creditors
  • Not own any other homes as you “main home”
  • Not have been ordered to vacate the property by the courts
  • Not have been/in the process of being declared bankrupt
  • Be looking to buy a fully self-contained property

The Right to Buy Scheme is a great way to get onto the property ladder and own the home you and your family are already settled into. The scheme can offer discounts of up to £77,000 for properties outside of London.

In some situations, the council may have sold the property to another housing association while you have been living in it. In this case you will have been sent a notification of this, but it doesn’t necessarily exclude you from the opportunity to buy the property for a discounted price. You may still qualify to buy the property under a Preserved Right to Buy Scheme. Speak to Farleys Solicitors for more information about the Preserved Right to Buy Scheme.

Right to Buy Solicitors

Right to Buy law can be quite complex so it is important you speak with an experienced property solicitor or conveyancer at the earliest opportunity. They will be able to talk you through your options and ensure all legal aspects of the purchase have been covered, making you aware of any obligations including what happens when you decide to sell the property.

Solicitors for Compulsory Purchase Orders

Being issued with a compulsory purchase order for your property by the local authority can be daunting and make you feel as if you have no where to turn but help is at hand from Farleys Solicitors.

With the upcoming Government infrastructure projects such as HS1 and HS2, as well as local projects such as tram network expansions, it is not uncommon to be issued with a compulsory purchase order from the council for the purchase of your property when it is deemed to be “in the public interest”.

It is important to remember that receiving a compulsory purchase order (CPO) is not a direct demand to leave your property immediately; it is simply an application to a government department to be given the powers to force you to sell. These powers could take some time to be granted, depending on the steps you take once you are aware of the CPO, so it is important you speak to a professional at the earliest opportunity for advice and guidance.

Farleys Solicitors has a team of solicitors and conveyancers with experience of dealing with CPO matters including:

  • Blight notices
  • Negotiating property sales
  • Negotiating compensation
  • Drafting contracts
  • Liaising with sellers, mortgage advisors, land registry etc.

The team will keep you informed throughout the process and ensure all your questions are answered. We also have an experienced litigation team who can provide advice and guidance if you choose to object to the CPO.

Contact a Right to Buy Specialist

Farleys Solicitors’ residential property team can help you with your Right to Buy purchase or compulsory purchase orders. Call 0333 331 5680 or contact us by email.

Don't just take our word for it...

“Very friendly, proactive and punctual service. Removed a lot of potential stress from house buying. The best service I have had using a solicitor thus far. Very impressed and recommend with high regard.”
2018-04-19T10:49:15+00:00
“Very friendly, proactive and punctual service. Removed a lot of potential stress from house buying. The best service I have had using a solicitor thus far. Very impressed and recommend with high regard.”
“The prompt reply to emails. The efficient ‘holiday handover’ of the case. The friendly & efficient service. It appeared that Donna (and Andrea) went the ‘extra mile’ to help push the sale through.”
2018-04-19T10:51:23+00:00
“The prompt reply to emails. The efficient ‘holiday handover’ of the case. The friendly & efficient service. It appeared that Donna (and Andrea) went the ‘extra mile’ to help push the sale through.”
“Donna [Jackson] was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process, we cannot thank her enough. She was very polite and dealt with any requests we had promptly and kept us informed throughout. Very professional friendly service!”
2018-04-19T10:50:11+00:00
“Donna [Jackson] was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process, we cannot thank her enough. She was very polite and dealt with any requests we had promptly and kept us informed throughout. Very professional friendly service!”
"Donna’s professionalism gave me confidence in the procedure. Excellent. Thank you.”
2018-06-19T11:27:31+00:00
"Donna’s professionalism gave me confidence in the procedure. Excellent. Thank you.”
“Donna [Jackson] provided an excellent service. Friendly, easy to work with, competent, quick to respond. Couldn’t have asked for better – keep up the good work! Thank you very much! Very impressed. Will recommend and use again!”

Mr B & Miss J – Property Client

2018-08-06T13:01:22+00:00

Mr B & Miss J – Property Client

“Donna [Jackson] provided an excellent service. Friendly, easy to work with, competent, quick to respond. Couldn’t have asked for better – keep up the good work! Thank you very much! Very impressed. Will recommend and use again!”
“My best interests were always at the forefront of everything”

Ms B – Domestic Conveyancing Client

2018-09-24T12:51:12+00:00

Ms B – Domestic Conveyancing Client

“My best interests were always at the forefront of everything”
“We received a fantastic service from Andrea [Edwards] through a very tricky house move. We were very impressed with all the service provided.”

Mr & Mrs C – Domestic Conveyancing Clients

2018-09-24T12:57:20+00:00

Mr & Mrs C – Domestic Conveyancing Clients

“We received a fantastic service from Andrea [Edwards] through a very tricky house move. We were very impressed with all the service provided.”
“Andrea Edwards provided an excellent service, professional throughout. We were advised by friends to use Farleys, we will 100% recommend Farleys to friends and relatives in the future. Andrea is a credit to your company/reputation.”
2018-04-19T10:53:15+00:00
“Andrea Edwards provided an excellent service, professional throughout. We were advised by friends to use Farleys, we will 100% recommend Farleys to friends and relatives in the future. Andrea is a credit to your company/reputation.”
“Andrea [Edwards] was extremely helpful and supportive, we couldn’t have asked for more. 5 star service!! Thank You.”

Mr & Mrs B - Residential Conveyancing Clients

2018-11-14T10:40:46+00:00

Mr & Mrs B - Residential Conveyancing Clients

“Andrea [Edwards] was extremely helpful and supportive, we couldn’t have asked for more. 5 star service!! Thank You.”

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