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Home > Housing > Our tenants > Right to Buy > Why would I buy my home?

Why would I buy my home?

Your home could be a valuable asset for you and your family and an investment for the future. Home ownership could give you more freedom to make the changes you want to your home. This could be your first step on the property ladder.

Remember, buying your home is a big decision and a commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The responsibilities, costs and financial commitments that ownership brings need to be thought about carefully, so you should always get impartial financial and legal advice before buying.

At present, the Council maintains your home – repairs and improvements from the weekly rent you pay. Home Ownership means you become responsible for paying these costs plus your mortgage. Checking you can afford it is vitally important.
The Government’s Right to Buy Agent service also offers free and impartial advice on Right to Buy and, if you decide home ownership is the right choice for you, our advisers can help you through the process of buying your home.

Questions and Answers

If you have questions about the Right to Buy, you will probably find the answer on this website dedicated to Right to Buy. They offer free and impartial advice to help you decide if home ownership is right for you.

Right to Buy - free advice 
Free guide to Right to Buy