Right To Buy Old

You may have the right to buy your home from Shropshire Council at a discount, under the Right to Buy scheme. Your right to buy your Shropshire Council owned home is not affected by the fact that these homes are now being managed by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to buy your council home if your house or flat is your only, or principle home, is self contained and you have been a council, housing association or armed forces tenant for a total of at least 5 years.

The following exclusions apply:

  • If your home is designed or has been adapted for the elderly or disabled
  • If you live in sheltered housing where services are provided
  • Your home is provided as part of your job
  • The courts have ordered a possession order for you to leave your home

Purchase price and discount
The property is valued at its open market value, less the value of any improvements you have undertaken.
How much discount you get depends on:

  • The number of years you have been a tenant
  • Whether the property is a house or flat
  • Where you live

On Monday 2nd April 2012 the maximum Right to Buy discount limit across England was increased to £75,000.

  • For houses you get a 35% discount if you have been a tenant for five years, increasing by 1% for every extra year to a maximum of 60%.
  • For flats you get 50% discount if you have been a tenant for five years, increasing by 2% for every extra year you have been a tenant to a maximum of 70%.
How to apply

You can request an application form and guidance notes by contacting us on 01743 210213 or emailing plannedmaintenance@starhousing.org.uk

Once you have filled in the form, you can scan it in and email it to plannedmaintenance@starhousing.org.uk or send this back to:

Angela Douglas

The Spruce Building

Sitka Drive

Shrewsbury Business Park



Please note: we are not able to give you a valuation of the property, or the value of the discount available, until you have submitted the RTB 1 form and we have checked the information to confirm you have the right to buy.
You have the right to withdraw at any point and this will not affect your right to buy in the future.


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