Right to Buy

Plans to extend the Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants are still under discussion between the Government and the National Housing Federation. The scheme under discussion is a voluntary scheme so each Housing Association can decide if they want to take part. Octavia’s Board will make this decision when the final advice and guidance on the scheme is published.

The start date for the voluntary Right to Buy scheme has not yet been confirmed however the Government has recently announced (April 2017) that there will be a second pilot, which once started, will last for a year.

If you would like to receive the latest progress updates from the Government, you can sign up at www.righttobuy.gov.uk. Alternatively if you are interested in homeownership, it may be worth you looking at the properties that we and other Housing Associations develop for shared ownership. Octavia tenants will be a high priority along with other social housing tenants for these properties. For more information visit the First Steps Portal.