The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and gives qualifying social housing tenants the right to buy their home. The scheme is open to secure tenants of local authorities and non-charitable Housing Associations. This course specifically focuses on the Right to Buy in England, as other countries in the UK follow different rules.
The training provides individuals with a basic introduction to the operation of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes, an understanding of which tenants qualify and how the schemes operate.
On completion of this course you will have an understanding of:
- The history and background to the Right to Buy
- Who is eligible to purchase a property
- What are the exceptions to the Right to Buy
- The Right to Buy discount rules
- The procedures and timescales for dealing with Right to Buy applications
- The Right to Acquire scheme
- The cost factors that tenants need to be aware of before becoming a homeowner
The course is divided into several topics, including:
- An introduction to the Right to Buy
- Who is eligible for the Right to Buy
- Right to Buy discount rules
- Managing Right to Buy applications
- The Right to Acquire
- The cost of becoming a homeowner
This course is targeted primarily at individuals working within the social housing sector.
With approximately 48 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take 1 - 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.