Information about Voluntary Right to Buy

The government, in partnership with the National Housing Federation, have launched a £200m pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy across the Midlands. Eligible housing association tenants in the East and West Midlands will be able to register for a place on the pilot, with those who are successful given the opportunity to buy their home at a Right to Buy level discount. Given the fixed budget, the government is only able to fund a limited number of places through the pilot. To give everyone an equal chance to participate, places on the pilot will be allocated by a ballot.
The ballot for the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot has now closed and no further entries will be accepted. Tenants who registered have been notified of the results by email, and all Unique Reference Numbers – enabling tenants who were successful in the ballot to apply to their housing
association to buy their home – have been issued.
A second and larger pilot of the ‘Voluntary Right to Buy’ started last year in the Midlands (applications are now closed) and we don’t know if / when a national roll-out will occur (it depends on the Government’s decision).
The pilot was open only to housing associations tenants in the East and West Midlands.
You can access the most up to date information at: or by calling 0300 123 0913.