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    Do they still do this? (housing)

    Does anyone know if councils/housing associations still do this scheme where if you move out and return their property to buy a home they would give some money towards the new home? What are they called and where can I get more info and apply? Thanks

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    starsparkle2311;7626340

    How do you mean 'return their property'? Is your name Dorothy, you been … How do you mean 'return their property'? Is your name Dorothy, you been clicking your red heels?



    :lol::lol:

    Yes most do.
    Depends what you have my friend has a 3 bed 3rd floor flat.
    They would give £16000.00 to move out i think it was.

    Original Poster

    I'm in Tower Hamlets council with Circle 33/Old Ford housing association, can't seem to find any information anywhere, I only live in a poxy bedsit though.

    Why don't you ask them?

    bigwheels;7626423

    Yes most do.Depends what you have my friend has a 3 bed 3rd floor … Yes most do.Depends what you have my friend has a 3 bed 3rd floor flat.They would give £16000.00 to move out i think it was.



    flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of kids when i was 16, and never work a day in my life and all for £16,000....boy ive lead such a bad life....if only i could start again......:evil:

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    rob585;7627172

    flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of … flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of kids when i was 16, and never work a day in my life and all for £16,000....boy ive lead such a bad life....if only i could start again......:evil:



    Me too :roll:

    :roll:...

    Original Poster

    I think I'm gonna call them but would it be up to the council or the housing association? Wish I knew what it was called, probably a grant or something. Thanks anyway guys.

    If this helps:

    Its call right to buy or right to mortgage. Essentially, you can either buy the premises you have lived in for at least two years or ask them to contribute towards your deposit for a house. Maximum amount now is £16,000. This is only if you are a council secure tenant. If you have been moved to housing association from council stock and your right has been preserved, then you can get your housing association to foot the bill.

    This is not a grant or anything. It is your right under the Housing Act 1985. Horay for Thatcher. BTw, canot have arrears of rent and tenancy not suspended or demoted etc.

    I can go on... but contact your housing office.

    Original Poster

    sofapotato;7629542

    If this helps:Its call right to buy or right to mortgage. Essentially, … If this helps:Its call right to buy or right to mortgage. Essentially, you can either buy the premises you have lived in for at least two years or ask them to contribute towards your deposit for a house. Maximum amount now is £16,000. This is only if you are a council secure tenant. If you have been moved to housing association from council stock and your right has been preserved, then you can get your housing association to foot the bill.This is not a grant or anything. It is your right under the Housing Act 1985. Horay for Thatcher. BTw, canot have arrears of rent and tenancy not suspended or demoted etc.I can go on... but contact your housing office.



    Thanks for that. What's a 'council secure tenant'?

    Original Poster

    I think I've found some info ]here, but from what I have seen it relates to buying the home you're living in, nothing about getting money towards a deposit for a house?

    my dad bought his house from the council years ago for £28,000 he had it valued a year ago for £195,000 not bad profit eh?

    and yes before anyone says anything he does work, even now at 61 as does my mum

    ummmm i used to live in tower hamlets...USED to thankfully...however my inlaws had a maisonette they done this with i believe, my bil at the time had a bedsit and did this too, think he got about £8000, was bout 8 years ago tho, so not sure if its still around

    rob585;7627172

    flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of … flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of kids when i was 16, and never work a day in my life and all for £16,000....boy ive lead such a bad life....if only i could start again......:evil:



    i do not appreciate this as i had my first little girl at 16 and my second at 17 neither was planned however my partner always worked to pay our way and i got a job when i turned 18 (i am now 20) we moved in to our own PRIVATELY rented property when i was 17, i am now in a council property and have been for 7 months but i dont think yoiu should take it for granted that if u have kids wen ur 16 and dnt work you will get a council house because it doesnt work like that.

    karinaj;7631273

    i do not appreciate this as i had my first little girl at 16 and my … i do not appreciate this as i had my first little girl at 16 and my second at 17 neither was planned however my partner always worked to pay our way and i got a job when i turned 18 (i am now 20) we moved in to our own PRIVATELY rented property when i was 17, i am now in a council property and have been for 7 months but i dont think yoiu should take it for granted that if u have kids wen ur 16 and dnt work you will get a council house because it doesnt work like that.



    me and my OH and my daughter are squeezed into a 1 bed flat, so your right no one automatically gets a council house

    Abvance;7629577

    Thanks for that. What's a 'council secure tenant'?



    If your landlord is a local authority: but if you are a new council tenant more likely that you have an introductory tenancy; if everything goes well, after 12 months your tenancy becomes a secure tenancy. Essentially, you have greater rights when it comes to the landlord trying to evict you and the right to buy etc.

    Abvance;7629776

    I think I've found some info ]here, but from what I have seen it relates … I think I've found some info ]here, but from what I have seen it relates to buying the home you're living in, nothing about getting money towards a deposit for a house?



    First, were you a council tenant and the property was then transferred to the housing association? If this is the case, your right to buy is preserved. If not then ignore the rest.

    As your right is preserved (see that website) you can purchase the property, whether leasehold or freehold, depending on tenure). However, you can ask the landlord to pay towards your deposit instead. In essence you are giving up your right to buy. Most authorities don't advertise this fact. Ask them that you wish to exercise your right to buy but that you wish to acquire that by way of contribution towards your own purchase. Most landlord's are actually happier to do this as when you leave the property they can let it to another person on the waiting list.

    Hope above helps,.

    Original Poster

    I was a council tenant before moving out to my current property which was always under housing association, but I've been living here for more than 2 years so I think I'm a secure council tenant.

    Do you actually need to be in the process of buying a property as I'm sure they would need some sort of proof before giving any money? I would of liked to sort this out before purchasing.

    Thanks for all the help sofapotato.

    rob585;7627172

    flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of … flipping heck now i wish i had never gone to university, had loads of kids when i was 16, and never work a day in my life and all for £16,000....boy ive lead such a bad life....if only i could start again......:evil:



    really? my girlfriend who is 21 earns more then £16k in a year, im currently at uni but even in my year off my pay would have equated to not far off £16k roughly and that was a annoying telesales team leader job. :thumbsup:
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