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An Introduction to the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in England

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The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and gives qualifying social housing tenants the right to buy their home. The scheme is open to secure tenants of local authorities and non-charitable Housing Associations.

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Overview – An Introduction to the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in England

The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and gives qualifying social housing tenants the right to buy their home. The scheme is open to secure tenants of local authorities and non-charitable Housing Associations. This course specifically focuses on the Right to Buy in England, as other countries in the UK follow different rules.

The training provides individuals with a basic introduction to the operation of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes, an understanding of which tenants qualify and how the schemes operate.

On completion of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The history and background to the Right to Buy
  • Who is eligible to purchase a property
  • What are the exceptions to the Right to Buy
  • The Right to Buy discount rules
  • The procedures and timescales for dealing with Right to Buy applications
  • The Right to Acquire scheme
  • The cost factors that tenants need to be aware of before becoming a homeowner

Lesson Plan

The course is divided into several topics, including:

  • An introduction to the Right to Buy
  • Who is eligible for the Right to Buy
  • Right to Buy discount rules
  • Managing Right to Buy applications
  • The Right to Acquire
  • The cost of becoming a homeowner

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

With approximately 48 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This course is targeted primarily at individuals working within the social housing sector.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will learn

  • Understanding of which tenants qualify
  • How the schemes operate
  • The cost factors that tenants need to be aware of when becoming a homeowner

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in the social housing sector
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