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Voluntary Right to Buy

Currently social and affordable rent housing association tenants do not have the right to buy their homes. However, the Government will be running a Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) pilot for housing association tenants in the midlands. NCHA will be taking part in this pilot.

The government has yet to confirm exactly when the pilot will launch; it is likely to be Summer 2018.

Voluntary Right to Buy is only available for tenants in NCHA’s social and affordable rent homes. It is not available for almshouses, market rent, supported housing or shared ownership.

Further details

Before you apply to NCHA you must obtain a Unique Reference Number (URN) from the Government. Details will be announced at

Please note: we cannot accept applications until you have a URN.

If you would like to receive updates on Voluntary Right to Buy you can register on the government's website

You can also contact the government’s Right to Buy Agents, who can offer free, friendly and impartial advice on Right to Buy options. Remember to give the name of Nottingham Community Housing Association as your landlord.

Tel: 0300 123 0913

Right to Acquire

You may still be able to buy your NCHA home with Right to Acquire

The length of time NCHA has owned your home, will determine which scheme is right for you.

If your home was built or acquired by NCHA on or after 1 April 1997, you may be eligible for the Right to Acquire scheme.

To find out which scheme will apply to you, call 0800 013 8555 or email