The Housing Act 1996 introduced the Right to Acquire, which allows some housing association tenants to buy their homes at a discount while ensuring those properties lost to West Kent through sale are replaced.
If you live in a home we acquired or built using social housing grant after 1 April 1997 and you're an assured or secure tenant with a minimum tenancy period, you may have the Right to Acquire.
If you're an assured or secure tenant, you have the right to acquire the freehold of a house, or the leasehold if you live in a flat, provided:
- the home was acquired or built using social housing grant funding from the 1 April 1997
- West Kent owns the freehold
- it is your only or principal home.
For more information please contact us.