Right to Acquire Valuations

At Monk and Partners our surveying team have a wealth of experience and knowledge within the South West Property market that spans over 3 decades and a combined experience of over 100 years in the local market.

We are delighted to be working with Plymouth Community Homes to provide a range of valuation services of which one is the Right to Acquire.

Most housing association tenants do not have a Right to Buy, however if you have been a secure council tenant of Plymouth City Council and were living in your home when it was transferred to Plymouth Community Homes you may have been given the PRESERVED RIGHT TO BUY.

Eligible, secure and assured tenants living in a property which qualifies for the scheme as explained below and whose landlord is a housing association or housing company registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, generally referred to as “Registered Providers”. The Right to Acquire does not apply to tenants in local authorities and some properties may not be eligible.

To qualify for the scheme a property must have been built or purchased by a Registered Provider, funded on or after 1 April 1997 through social housing grant or social housing assistance provided by the Homes and Communities Agency, its predecessor bodies or a local authority. A property transferred from a local council to a Registered Provider on or after 1 April 1997 will also qualify for the scheme. If the registered social landlord does not own the freehold of the property, the freeholder must also be a public sector landlord for the property to qualify.

As well as occupying a qualifying property you must also:

  • Have spent a total of three years as a public sector tenant.
  • Live in a house or flat which is a self-contained property and is your only or main home

Further information and useful guides can be found online


If you are a current tenant of a property and require a quote for this service, please call the office to be one step closer to owning your home.

For your free no obligation quote please call 01752255222 or email office@monkandpartners.co.uk 

Jodie Macmillian BSc (Hons) MRICS

Jodie has qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and is a RICS Registered Valuer. She undertakes Residential Valuations, RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys for private and corporate clients including numerous Housing Associations throughout Devon and Cornwall. Acting for clients such as BMW

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