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Buying your council home

Under the Right to Buy scheme you may be able to buy your home from Dudley Council. The length of time that you have spent as a tenant also entitles you to a discount on the price that you buy the property from us at. Here is some information that will help to explain the Right to Buy scheme and the costs associated with home ownership.

Right to buy Applications

During the last few months we have been made aware that there is a company operating in our area encouraging residents to complete Right to buy applications and that there is a requirement to take out Life Insurance policies.

There is no requirement for you to take out any policy for life insurance at the point of making a Right to buy application and no money or bank details should be exchanged with Right to buy companies.

You can make an application with Dudley council easily my downloading form (right hand side) or by contacting the Right to Buy team on 01384 815096 or 811659 and we can post out Right to buy pack to you.

Do I have the right to buy

There is an initial qualification period that you must meet before you can apply to buy your home. You must have held a tenancy with us, another local authority (or a public sector body) for at least two years before you can apply to buy. If your secure tenancy started after 18 January 2005 you do not have the Right to Buy until you have spent at least three years as a public sector tenant.

Your right to buy your home

Please click on the following link to download a Right to Buy application form:

If you require a mortgage reference please follow the link below to apply online:

Who can I contact to find out more about the Right to Buy?

Please refer to our Right to Buy leaflet in the Related documents on this page, email Dudley Council Plus or contact us on 0300 555 2345 to find out further details or you can download a Right to Buy Application Form.

Further information is also available in Related Documents to the right.

Changes to Right to Buy

There are proposed changes to the right to buy scheme which may come into effect over the next year (the decision is subject to legislative change). These changes will effect discount levels, eligibility criteria and the introduction of the right to buy agents service - to find out more please read the Department for Communities and Local Government leaflet (available to download below).

The DCLG have a FAQ page you may find useful.