The criteria for right to buy a council home in Bristol
You may be able to buy your Council home in Bristol if:
- you are a secure tenant
- you do not live in sheltered accommodation
- your tenancy was in existence before 18th January 2005 and you have been a tenant for two years
- your tenancy started after 18th January 2005 and you have been a tenant for five years
- Bristol Council are not taking action against you for anti-social behaviour.
The qualifying period includes any tenancies you have had with any local authority and sometimes a tenancy with the HM Forces or with a housing association.
You can purchase your home together if you have a joint tenancy and /or with other family members as long as the home you want to buy has been their main home for at least one year prior to the application. An application form is available from the Council as opposed to the lawyer conducting your conveyancing in Bristol.
It is important, should you decide to go ahead and purchase your home, that you seek independent legal advice. If you purchase a council flat you will become a leaseholder of Bristol City Council and pay a service charge for the management of your lease. For further information please contact Right to Buy and Leasehold Services.
Right to Buy Conveyancing in Bristol
If you are eligible for the Right to Buy your council home in Bristol you will require the service of a conveyancing lawyer to complete the purchase. Our Bristol conveyancing team would be more than happy to assist.
The Fridaysmove team would be able to conduct your conveyancing regales whether your Bristol conveyancing transaction is for a leasehold or freehold property