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Under the Right to Buy scheme you may be able to buy your home from Dudley Council.

Coronavirus advice

It is fair to say that we are facing some very difficult times with Covid-19 and at Dudley MBC we are trying to continue to provide services to you. If you submit a right to buy application or already have one in process please note that you may experience delays in us completing assessments on your application, please bear with us.

In the meantime, please continue to pay your rent if you can but if you are facing loss of income or other difficulties, please contact us on 0300 555 0010 for help and advice.

Right to buy

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.

The maximum discount amount for Right to Buy increased on the 6th April 2021 to £87,200. These discounts will apply to applications which are served on the landlord by the tenant on or after 6 April 2022.

The increased discounts does not apply to applications made before 6 April 2022.

Please download and complete the appropriate Word or PDF version of the application form first from the options below. Once done, submit your completed application form and other relevant documentation to us at Dudley Council Plus, 259 Castle Street, Dudley, DY1 1LQ.

Should you need assistance in completing the form, please contact the right to buy team on 01384 815096 who will assist over the phone, we can also arrange a telephone appointment at a time convenient for you to assist in completing your form.

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.

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 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Guide below.

There is a FAQ page you may find useful.

Right to Buy and Life Insurance

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.

Repairs after you submit a Right To Buy application

When we receive your right to buy application we will only carry out emergency or urgent works to your property.

These are emergency repairs (response time within 24 hours) which are needed to avoid serious health and safety problems, or prevent serious structural damage to your home. This service is to make your home safe and a full repair may not be completed at this stage. Examples of emergency or urgent works include total electrical failure, burst pipes, total communal lighting failure, making property safe.

A routine repair is when the problem does not seriously interfere with safety and security.  Most minor repairs will fall into this category.

Generally, repairs outstanding or underway at completion of the sale will be cancelled.

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