You may be able to buy your Habinteg home if you have at least five years tenancy, either with ourselves or a qualifying landlord. Some tenants who have not had a tenancy for the full five years may still be able to buy their home - for example, in circumstances where a partner or parent was previously the tenant.
If you make a formal request to purchase, you will be eligible for 20% discount after 5 years plus 2% for each year of tenancy up to a maximum of 60% discount on market value. The discount shall not in any event reduce the price of the dwelling by more than £24,000. Years when you were a tenant/tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or another registered social landlord will be included in the eligibility test and calculation of discount.
We shall request a valuation of the property and you will be required to pay the Valuer’s expenses. The valuation charge - cheque for £120 made payable to Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd - must be submitted along with the Application to Purchase and will be refunded to you if the sale completes. Market value will be assessed at the date on which the completed form and valuation expenses are received by Habinteg. You will not be bound by any decision until a contract is signed.
An application form to purchase a Habinteg owned property can be downloaded HERE - Print, complete in full, sign and send to:
Habinteg Housing Association [Ulster] Limited
Alex Moira House
22 Hibernia Street
Co Down BT18 9JE
Service charges on sold properties
If you buy your home from Habinteg you will may still have to pay a service charge to cover the services which we provide. This will be outlined in the sale agreement.
You can download a leaflet explaining House Sales from our Tenant Information page - HERE