Buying a home with us
If you would like to buy a home with us, check out all of our latest properties available for sale or shared ownership at www.limehouselife.co.uk.
Here you can also find out more about the government’s Help to Buy scheme.
Right to Buy and Right to Acquire
Are you currently living in one of our Derbyshire or Northamptonshire properties and thinking about buying your home?
Visit the government’s Right to Buy website to find out whether you could be eligible for Preserved Right to Buy or Right to Acquire.
Our factsheet explains more about Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire:
If you are eligible and wish to continue with purchasing your home through one of these schemes, please fill out the application form, that can be found on the Right to Buy website, and post it to us, via recorded delivery, to our Ripley office.
Asher House, Asher Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SW.
Voluntary Right to Buy pilot
As a Midlands-based housing association we are taking part in the government’s two-year voluntary right to buy pilot.
The scheme will give eligible customers discounts of up to £80,900, depending on how long they’ve lived in social housing and the market value of the property they buy.
You can view and download our Voluntary Right to Buy policy here:
Before letting us know that you would like to apply to buy your home under the voluntary right to buy pilot, you will need to apply to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for a Unique Reference Number (URN). Numbers are being issued as part of a national ballot, and so you may not be successful, visit midlands.righttobuy.gov.uk to apply.
If you have a URN please contact us for a voluntary right to buy application form.
As part of the application process we pay for accredited valuers to value your home and carry out many checks to ensure you are eligible for the scheme and so ask for a £250 refundable* application fee – if you are successful in buying your home you will be given this fee back.
*We are unable to refund the application fee if you withdraw your application.
Check out our Voluntary Right to Buy FAQs which explain more about applying for the scheme.