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Right to Buy Resources

The Right to Buy Scheme was first introduced by the Government in 1980, as a way to help council and housing association tenants purchase their first home and get a start on the property ladder.

The scheme allows you to purchase your current home from the council at a significant discount from the value of the property, calculated based on how long you have lived there.

Am I Eligible?

Anyone living in ‘public sector’ housing, from the council, housing association or NHS, is eligible for the Right to Buy scheme after living in the property for three years. To qualify, you cannot own any other properties, or have any bankruptcy charges or creditor agreements placed against you. Your partner or spouse can also apply alongside you as a joint application, provided you have lived in the property together for the last 12 months.

How to Avoid Property Fraud

How to Avoid Property Fraud

We know that moving house is often a very busy and stressful time. This may leave you more susceptible to falling victim to property fraud. This guide outlines useful advice on what you can do to help protect yourself.

Thinking of turning your home into an Airbnb?

Thinking of turning your home into an Airbnb?

The restrictions on overseas travel has seen a race for UK holiday accommodation.  Where property owners look to make money from ‘staycations’ by offering their homes on sharing platforms such as Airbnb, the ease of letting does not take away the responsibility to understand and keep up with relevant rules and regulations.   

The process of buying a house

The process of buying a house

The conveyancing process can seem overwhelming. At Banner Jones, we believe that our simple and hassle-free approach has helped thousands of people to relocate.

What does the Stamp Duty holiday mean for the property market and you?

What does the Stamp Duty holiday mean for the property market and you?

Looking back to the start of 2020 the UK housing market looked strong, with Nationwide reporting a 14-month high in property values. A 1.9% increase on the same time the year before, and an average price of £215,897.

Moving home during a lock down - your questions answered

Moving home during a lock down - your questions answered

In this article, our residential property expert, Kate Skelton, answers some of the more commonly asked questions about what is and what is not possible during these times; including what to do if you have already exchanged contracts but are unable to move due to the pandemic, and who to speak to if your financial situation changes in the coming months.

What impact will an interest rate rise have on young homebuyers’ mortgage bills?

What impact will an interest rate rise have on young homebuyers’ mortgage bills?

Recent official figures have revealed that homebuyers are being lent more money by banks than at any time since the global financial crisis a decade ago, with many of the borrowers being young people for whom stepping onto the property ladder is barely affordable. As such, billions of pounds of debt which may prove unsafe is being taken on by them at a time when interest rates are expected to rise.

5 steps to a simple house move

5 steps to a simple house move

Is it ever possible to get the keys to a new home without gaining a few grey hairs? Read on to find out how to make it as simple as possible.
Tips for Buying a New Build Home

Tips for Buying a New Build Home

There are many advantages to buying a new build home, but there are still some things to keep in mind. See our tips to buying a new build home.

Chesterfield Moving Guide

Chesterfield Moving Guide

So you’ve fallen in love with a house, exchanged the contracts and got the keys to your new property in Chesterfield. We’ve  compiled this guide to help you make your new house a home in no time.

Chesterfield Moving Guide

Chesterfield Moving Guide

Moving to Chesterfield? Check out our Chesterfield Moving Guide for tips on how to turn your house into a home.

Buying Your House

Buying Your House

We have outlined the process of buying a home in our easy to digest, downloadable guide which provides you with essential information on the 6 stages of buying a home.

Buying and Selling Houses

Buying and Selling Houses

We have put together a guide on Buying & Selling houses to provide you with some fundamental insight as well as outlining the overall process of each.

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