Right to Buy
If you became a resident of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council before their housing was transferred to us in 1994, you may have the right to buy your home. To find out whether you qualify for this right, please get in touch with us and we will let you know.
The Conservative Party 2015 manifesto contained a commitment to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants to enable more people to buy their home.
We are pleased to attach a link to the government website briefing which explains the proposals to extend the Right to Buy to assured tenants of housing associations on a voluntary basis. No implementation date has been announced although a pilot scheme with five associations is underway. It has been suggested that the voluntary scheme will be phased in gradually.
As you will see in the briefing, you can sign up to be kept up to date on the progress of extending the Right to Buy. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 mentioned in the briefing received Royal Assent on the 12th May and is now an Act of Parliament.
If you’re a housing association resident currently not eligible for Right to Buy, you can get updates on changes that might affect you by signing up to the official Right to Buy Housing Association Register.
For more information on Right to Buy visit the GOV.UK website.
The Right to Acquire Your Home
There are strict criteria about who is eligible for this. We can tell you if your home meets this criteria, so if you would like to request further information, please get in touch with our Neighbourhood Team via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us via live chat.