Housing service changes due to coronavirus

Due to coronavirus there are changes to several housing services including visits to make repairs, evictions, the Home Ownership, Right To Buy, CBL and Direct Lettings teams and Farnham Road is closed. Read about all the changes

Do not use See My Date to raise a repair

Because of a fault please do not use See My Data to raise repairs at the moment. If you do it will not get completed. You can still use it for managing other areas of your online housing account. To request a repair call 01708 434000.

Home Ownership and Right to Buy

Due to Government guidelines around Covid-19 all members of the Home Ownership and Right to Buy team have now been instructed to work from home and there will be no office presence. In order to maintain services, please send us emails rather than letters. Contact us at homeownership@havering.gov.uk and righttobuy@havering.gov.uk 01708 433015.

Right to Buy (buy your council home)

Right to buy discount

From 6 April 2020 the maximum right to buy discount in Havering will increase to £112,300.

The new discount does not apply retrospectively to applications made before 6 April 2020.

These discounts will apply to applications which are served on the landlord by the tenant on or after 6 April 2020.

The Right to Buy scheme allows council tenants to buy their home from us and gives tenants a discount on the open market.​

Are you eligible?

To qualify for the Right to Buy scheme:

  • you need to have been a public sector tenant for at least three years in total
  • you do not need to have lived at your present address for five years if you've already held tenancies elsewhere but you do have to be a secure tenant

Check your eligibility on the Right to Buy website

Applying for a Right to Buy

To apply for the Right to Buy scheme you will need to complete and return all of the following forms:

Please complete these forms and return to homeownership@havering.gov.uk

You can also read the Local Government guide to Your Right to Buy Your Home.

There is further information on Right to buy on the Gov.uk website. There is also a PDF guide on Right to buy.

There is more information on leasing your property available. 

Be wary of companies who offer Right to Buy help

These companies often charge thousands of pounds and if their fees are added to your mortgage you will pay interest on them.

We do not make any kind of charge for processing your application.

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