Trafford Housing Trust

What is Right to Buy?

The Right to Buy your home is a government scheme which enables tenants of a social landlord to purchase their home at a discounted rate. As of April 2017 the maximum discount that a tenant in Trafford may be entitled to claim is £78,600. The discount entitlement is dependent upon the number of years you have been a tenant.

Right to Buy eligibility

Currently, no Housing Association tenant has the right to buy their home with one exception. A tenant who signed over to Trafford Housing Trust as part of a stock transfer from Trafford Borough Council on the 15th March 2005, is entitled to claim a  preserved Right to Buy as if still a council tenant. If you are a tenant who was previously with Trafford Borough Council and have consecutively remained a Trafford Housing Trust tenant with no break in tenancy then you will have the Preserved Right to Buy.

There are certain exemptions to this rule. Homes particularly suitable for elderly residents are exempt from purchase, as are properties subject to future redevelopment.

For more information please refer to the Right to Buy government guidance booklet and application form linked below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact the Right to Buy Team on 0300 777 7777. 

What is Right to Acquire?

The Right to Acquire is a government scheme which enables Housing Association tenants to purchase their home at a discounted rate. The discount which eligible Trafford Housing Trust tenants are entitled to claim is a flat-rate of £10,000 off their market value of their home.  

Right to Acquire eligibility

If you have been a public sector landlord for at least 3 years you may be entitled to buy your Trafford Housing Trust home. These 3 years would include residence with any of the following Landlords:

  • housing associations
  • councils
  • the armed services
  • NHS trusts and foundation trusts

If you fall into this category and would like more information please refer to the Right to Acquire government guidance booklet and application form linked below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact the Right to Buy Team on 0300 777 7777.


Govt Right to buy guide
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Right to buy application form
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Govt Right to acquire guide
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Right to acquire application form
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Please note all completed applications should be addressed to:

Right to Buy Team, Trafford Housing Trust, Sale Point, 126-150 Washway Road, Sale. M33 6AG

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