Options to buy your home

If you apply to buy your home, Great Places will provide a response:

  • Within four weeks of receiving the application OR
  • Eight weeks if we’ve been your landlord for fewer than three years.

If your application has been approved, we will instruct a valuation and send you an offer. You will receive this within eight weeks if you are buying a freehold property, or 12 weeks if you are buying a leasehold property.

Right to Acquire

If you are interested in purchasing your home you may be eligible to do so via the government's Right to Acquire scheme.

Once you've read the government guidelines – download an application form and declaration form below and email or post them to our affordable home ownership team at Plumlife. 

Both forms must be completed before we can review your application.

Download Application Form

Download Declaration

If you are unable to download or print these documents for any reason and would like us to send them to you in the post then send us a request here.


Right to Buy

If you live in Sheffield, Knutsford or one of our Oldham PFI Homes then you may be eligible to buy your own home through the government's Right to Buy scheme.

The government is planning to extend Right to Buy to include more housing association tenants living in other areas of the UK in the future. These plans are still being developed. 

Sheffield or Knutsford customers

If you live in postcode S2, S13 or WA16 and lived in your home before it was transferred from the Council to Great Places, you may be eligible to purchase your home through the government’s Right to Buy scheme.

Once you've read the government guidelines – download an application form and declaration form below and email or post them to our affordable home ownership team at Plumlife. 

Both forms must be completed before we can review your application.

Download Application Form

Download Declaration

If you are unable to download or print these documents for any reason and would like us to send them to you in the post then send us a request here.

If you live outside postcode S2, S13 and WA16 you may be able to purchase your home through Right to Acquire.

If you live in one of our Oldham PFI properties you may be able to purchase your home through the government's Right to Buy scheme.

Once you've read the government guidelines – download an application form and declaration form below and email or post them to our affordable home ownership team at Plumlife. 

Both forms must be completed before we can review your application. 

Download Application Form

Download Declaration

If you are unable to download or print these documents for any reason and would like us to send them to you in the post then send us a request here.

Voluntary sales

If you do not have the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire your home we may still consider selling it to you in what is called a Voluntary Sale.

If you are interested in purchasing your home through Voluntary Sale please contact us through this form. We will then review your request and get in touch as soon as possible to advise whether you should make an application.