Buying Your Home

If you are currently renting your home from Willow Park and are interested in buying it, there are two schemes which may be available to you.

Preserved Right to Buy Scheme (PRTB)

PRTB is only available to tenants who transferred from Manchester City Council to Willow Park in one of the two stock transfer. The first transfer was on 29th March 1999 and the second on 4th October 2004. Please note, from transfer you will need to have been a tenant of Willow Park without a break in tenancy to ensure your eligibility.  If you have moved to another Willow Park property after the transfer with no break in tenancy, you will keep your eligibility.

If however, you transfer to Parkway Green or another Landlord you will lose your PRTB.

PRTB discount is based on the complete number of tenancy years up to a maximum of forty years for a house and fifteen years for a flat.  All properties are assessed at current market value at the date of application and offered for sale less your calculated discount. The maximum discount allowed is 70% of full market value, however this is capped at £80,900.

If you think you are eligible for the PRTB Scheme please download, complete and return the PRTB application form with supporting information.

Please note we are unable to process applications if:

    • You have not completed all sections of the application form which apply.
    • Do not provide all the supporting information requested with your application.
    • You do not have a clear rent account.
    • Have any outstanding possession orders.

On receipt of your application form we will check your tenancy history, rent account and whether you are eligible for PRTB.

If you are eligible we will write to you confirming your eligibility within 28 days of receipt.

If you have submitted an application form and are not eligible for PRTB we will contact you to let you know whether you are eligible for RTA (details for RTA including eligibility and an application form can be found below).

Please note that although you may be eligible for PRTB or RTA, some properties are exempt.  Properties which are exempt are usually specialist housing which has been adapted or developed for the elderly.  We will let you know if your property is not eligible on application.

Further information about the Preserved Right to Buy can be found on the Government Website. https://righttobuy.gov.uk

Right to Acquire Scheme (RTA)

Right to Acquire allows housing association tenants to buy their home with a fixed amount of £10,000 discounted from the market value of their property. To be eligible for RTA you will need to be a tenant of Willow Park and have been a tenant with a public sector landlord (the Council or a Housing Association) for a minimum of three years.

Your tenancies do not need to be consecutive.

If you think you are eligible for the RTA Scheme please download, complete and return the RTA application form with supporting information.

Please note we are unable to process applications if:

  • You have not completed all sections of the application form which apply.
  • Do not provide all the supporting information requested with your application.
  • You do not have a clear rent account.
  • Have any outstanding possession orders.

On receipt of your application form we will check your tenancy history, rent account and whether you are eligible for RTA.

If you are eligible we will write to you confirming your eligibility within 28 days of receipt.

If you have submitted an application form and are not eligible for RTA we will contact you to let you know whether you are eligible for RTB (details for RTB including eligibility and an application form can be found above).

Further information about the Right to Acquire Scheme can be found on the Government Website https://righttobuy.gov.uk