Right to buy
If you are a secure tenant of Corby Borough Council and have been a secure tenant for 5 years with:
- Corby Borough Council, or
- another local authority, or
- a Registered Social Landlord who previously held a secure tenancy with a local authority
then you could be eligible to buy your home at a lower price than the full market value, under the Right to Buy Scheme. This is because the length of time you have spent as a tenant may entitle you to a discount.
If you have served time with the armed forces, this may also contribute to your time counted towards your qualification for a discount.
For information on how to obtain an application form and guidance material (with more detail on eligibility and the process of Right to Buy) please click here.
Further information can also be accessed through the Gov.uk website
Please note that the application process is free and you do not need to go through a solicitor, mortgage company or similar organisation to apply. A solicitor or mortgage lender should only need to be involved when you come to actually buy the property.
If you have bought a former Council property through the Right to Buy Scheme your deeds or lease may have restrictions on what changes you can make to the property. For example you may need to request legal consent from the Council to:
- Make structural alternations, extensions or additions
- Replace boundary fences or walls
- Enclose your front or side garden
- Remove trees from your property
If you are planning to make any changes to your property you should refer to your original deeds or lease to identify if consent is required. If you require legal advice on whether consent is required please contact you own solicitor or the Citizen's Advice Bureaux.
If you need to apply for legal consent from the Council you can use this application form. There is a £50.00 administration charge required with the application. If the application is accepted the Council will charge £150.00 + VAT to draw up necessary legal papers to grant consent. These fees are non refundable.