Update 17 September 2018 -The Government gateway website for registering your interest into the ballot to receive a unique reference number (URN) was open from 16 August to midnight on 16 September 2018 and is therefore now closed.

The government will decide when/if to re-open the ballot entry on their online gateway. You can keep up to date with the latest developments by looking on the Government’s Voluntary Right to Buy website www.midlands.rightobuy.gov.uk 

The Autumn 2017 budget confirmed the government's intention to proceed with a large scale regional pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme (VRtB) in the Midlands.

The new pilot in the Midlands will test out other aspects of the scheme. This means that some housing association tenants living in general needs properties in the region may be able to buy their home from their housing provider.

We will be taking part in this new pilot, keep checking the Midlands Right to Buy website for more updates.

Rooftop are keen to play a key role in exploring how elements of the VRtB scheme will operate, whilst also giving some of our Tenants an amazing opportunity to buy their home at a potentially substantial discount.

Rooftop will be working closely with other Housing Associations involved within the pilot area to allow tenants to make use of portable discounts, and ensuring that we can continue to deliver for our customers and help them to take the step into home ownership.

Whilst we will be able to decide certain aspects of our policy and procedure, a number of the rules for the pilot will be set by the Government - including the decision on who is eligible to purchase their home and from what areas.

Which areas are included?

Only the following areas will be included within the West Midlands pilot scheme.

Birmingham Bromsgrove Cannock Chase
Coventry Dudley East Staffordshire
Herefordshire County of Urban Area Lichfield Malvern Hills
Newcastle-under-Lyme North Warwickshire Nuneaton and Bedworth
Redditch Rugby Sandwell
Shropshire Urban Area Solihull South Staffordshire
Stafford Staffordshire Staffordshire Moorlands
Stratford-on-Avon Stoke-On-Trent Urban Area Tamworth
Telford and Wrekin Urban Area Walsall Warwick
Warwickshire West Midlands (Met County) Wolverhampton
Worcester Worcestershire Wychavon
Wyre Forest    
How to apply and the process

To be considered for the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme you must follow the correct process. You can find out more about the VRtB Process here.


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