Getting advice on
the right to buy
The Ministry of Housing,
Communities and Local Government
and local authorities are concerned
that tenants do not always receive
good advice when they ask private
companies and individuals for help
when buying their council homes.
Sometimes, tenants are asked to pay
a lot of money for things that
landlords will do for nothing - for
example, Right to Buy application
forms are available from landlords
and also on the Government
website, or they are paid money as
part of a deal under where the
company ends up owning the
property. Good for the company but
not always good for the tenants as
they could then be charged a higher
rent than the council could when it
let the property. The money received
by the tenant may not be enough to
prevent them from becoming
homeless.
It is often claimed that the Right to
Buy scheme is going to be changed
or ended. The Government has made
it clear in its Housing Green Paper
that it has no intention of making
any further significant changes to
the Right to Buy scheme in the
foreseeable future. Be suspicious if
anyone tries to tell you otherwise.
They may be trying to persuade you
to do something that benefits them
rather than you. If you need advice
on any aspect of the Right to Buy
scheme, contact your council first.
If you are approached or contacted
by a person or a company offering
to help you to buy your council
home, checkout what’s in it for them
and talk to your council before
signing up to any deal.
Is someone trying to buy
your council house?
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Important information
You may have been approached recently by
a private company offering to help you
purchase your home. We are receiving an
increasing number of telephone calls from
tenants about this and stress that:
these companies do not represent Slough
Borough Council; they have not been
engaged by the authority and do not have
any connection with slough borough
council whatsoever.
Several of these companies charge tenants a
fee for dealing with the Right to Buy scheme
and these fees can be quite substantial. They
may offer to add these fees to the mortgage
amount and you could then end up paying
substantially more over the life of your
mortgage. We strongly recommend that you
make sure you know what services are being
provided, and what charges you will incur
before signing any agreements or handing
over any money. You may be paying for
unnecessary services or services the council
will provide free under the Right to Buy
legislation.
The usual practice when tenants wish to
purchase their home is to liaise directly with
the council (your landlord). Whether you
apply to us direct or via a private company, it
is the council’s officers who will check your
eligibility for the scheme, who will process all
the necessary application documentation,
arrange a valuation (where applicable),
calculate your discount entitlement and send
you an offer notice. We do not charge for any
of the above services.
We will also supply a link to the booklet “Your
Right to Buy Your Home” as issued by the
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
Government. This booklet explains the
scheme and contains a ‘step-by-step guide’
on the procedure including your rights and
obligations. The Department of Communities
and Local Government can be contacted on
0300 123 0913.
The council considers the process to be
private and confidential and we will
therefore deal directly with you and send all
correspondence direct to you, until such time
as it is necessary for you to involve a solicitor.
There are a wide variety of mortgages
available from reputable lenders and we
would urge tenants to read the conditions
carefully before signing any contract. There
are many firms of solicitors within the local
area who will be happy to provide an
estimate for their service before you need to
commit yourself.
The Right to Buy section is available on
01753 875407/875215/875357 to answer any
of your questions in relation to the scheme,
address your concerns and provide guidance
or advice as necessary. MyCouncil at
Landmark Place (library end of High Street) is
open for personal callers from Monday to
Saturday lunchtime.
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Slough Borough Council
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road
Slough, Berks SL1 2EL
Main Reception: 01753 475111
DX: 42270 Slough (west)
Department: Place & Development
Contact: Right to Buy
Housing Services (Landmark Place)
Slough Borough Council
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road,
Slough, Berks SL1 2EL
Contact No: 01753 875407 or 01753 875215
or 01753 875357
Email: rtb@slough.gov.uk
Dear Applicants,
Re: Right to Buy Application
Please find enclosed details of the Right to Buy scheme as requested advising you of how to
apply to the scheme which I hope you will find informative.
When completing the application form, please ensure that all the questions have been
answered. If a question does not apply to you, please draw a line in the box or write ‘not
applicable’. If you do not complete the form correctly and/or fully it may result in a delay
when processing your application.
Please also complete the enclosed: Anti Money Laundering and Insolvency Declaration forms
(these need to be signed by all applicants participating in the Right to Buy process of your
application) and Equal Opportunities form (optional).
Each applicant wishing to share the Right to Buy must provide:
Proofs of residency covering the last 12 months. Each proof must show their name
and address and one proof is required for each month. Applicants can provide bank
statements/documentation, credit card bills, utility bills, car insurance, letters from
the Department of Working and Pensions, HMRC, P60 or other official
correspondence from other agencies.
Please note mobile phone bills and wage slips are not accepted. The documents
provided do not all need to be of the same type. Unfortunately, we are unable to
accept letters that have been sent to you from Slough Borough Council or Osborne.
Please also supply the last three months (full) bank statements evidencing their
household income.
Gas/electric statements/bills covering the last 12 months.
Please note that if your utilities are provided on a key or card meter please ask your service
provider for a statement.
Once you have completed the application and supporting forms and collated the requested
documentation please call one of the telephone numbers at the top of this letter to book an
appointment to submit your application. The purpose of your interview is to verify your Right
to Buy application and the documentation/information provided and go through the process
with you in more detail.
Please note each person on the application wishing to share in the Right to Buy must
attend the appointment and bring along two forms of identification each for verification
purposes (one must be photographic) such as:
Passport, driving license, British birth certificates, Naturalisation or Home Office
paperwork.
Failure to attend a verification appointment may result in your application being denied
or go into default and possible cancellation.
Any family member sharing the Right to Buy must provide proof of their relationship to the
tenant(s) also on the application. Additional applicants cannot be added to the application
after it has been submitted.
Please note: If there has been any change to the details of your tenancy (i.e. change of name
due to marriage, divorce etc.) you must have the necessary amendments made to your
tenancy before submitting a Right to Buy application, otherwise the application will have to
be denied. To arrange changes to your tenancy you should contact your Housing Officer on
01753 875491/92.
The personal data you supply on your application and supporting documentation will be
processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. Under the Data
Protection Act 2018, we are required to notify you of the personal details we hold for you.
Slough Borough Council and its agents may share this information with government and local
authority departments and other authorised organisations for administrative, statistical and
research purposes.
For further information please visit: www.slough.gov.uk/yourprivacy. If you are unable to
access the provided links or wish to submit a query in relation to fair processing, please
contact the data protection officer at DataProtectionOfficer@slough.gov.uk.
Information provided maybe shared with other departments/agencies for the purpose of
preventing and detecting fraud.
If you require any further assistance regarding the scheme please contact an Officer from the
team - information at the top of this letter.
Please check that your application form and all other paperwork has been completed before
submission as failure to do so may cause your application to go into default and possible
cancellation.
Leasehold Service Charge and Right to Buy Team
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RTB1
Notice claiming the Right to Buy
(RTB1 form)
Please use this form if you are a council or housing association tenant and wish to
purchase your home under the Right to Buy or Preserved Right to Buy schemes.
You could be eligible for a Right to Buy discount if:
You are a council tenant OR you were a council tenant and were living in your
home when it was transferred to your current housing association landlord
The property is your only or main home
You have been a public sector tenant (usually a tenant of a council or a housing
association) for at least 3 years
You don’t live in sheltered housing or other housing particularly suitable for
elderly or disabled people
Your home is not due to be demolished
You don’t have any legal problems with debt
You don’t have any outstanding possession orders
If you can answer ‘yes’ to these statements, you are probably eligible but your landlord
will need to conrm this.
Remember, buying your home is a big decision. If you haven’t done so already, you
should get impartial nancial and legal advice before buying. You can get free
information and advice from:
t Your landlord
t The Government’s Right to Buy website: www.communities.gov.uk/righttobuy
and helpline: 0300 123 0913
t The Government’s booklets – Want to make your home your own? and Your Right
to Buy your Home
t For legal matters contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau:
www.citizensadvice.org.uk
t For budgeting and nancial advice, contact the Money Advice Service:
0300500 5000; www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
When you have completed this form, take it or send it by recorded delivery to your
landlord. If you take it by hand, ask for a receipt. You should keep a copy of the
completedform.
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Part A: The property
Note:
You can only claim the Right to Buy discount if you are a tenant of this property.
Give the following details:
Address of the property you wish to buy
(including postcode) Name of your landlord
Please turn the page
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Part B: The tenant(s) and family member(s) wishing to share the
RighttoBuy
Notes:
Tenant
1. You have the right to be a tenant if your name appears on the tenancy agreement, rent book or rent card. If
you are unsure whether you are a tenant, you should check with your landlord.
2. You c an only claim the Right to Buy if the property is your only or main home. If you are applying to buy jointly
with other tenants, only one of you needs to live in the property as your only or main home’.
3. The agreement of any tenant who does not wish to buy must be obtained before you claim the Right to Buy.
They should sign Part F of this notice. Their tenancy will end when you buy the property.
Family member
1. You may share the Right to Buy with up to three family members over the age of 18. They must be a spouse,
civil partner or wider family member, but do not have to be tenants themselves. Wider family members must
have also lived in the property as their main home for at least the last 12 months.
2. If you are unsure whether someone qualies as a family member for this purpose, you should check with
yourlandlord. You can ask your landlord to allow family members who haven’t lived with you for 12 months
to buy with you, but they do not have to agree to this.
Fill in the table below for each tenant of the property, and then for any family member(s) who are not
tenants but wish to share the Right to Buy with you.
Title Full name
Do they
wish to
buy
(Y/N)?
Only/
main
home
(Y/N)
Tenant 1
Tenant 2
Tenant 3
Title Full name
Have they lived
in this property
for the last 12
months (Y/N)?
Do they
wish to
buy
(Y/N)?
Relationship
to tenant
(son, etc)
Only/
main
home
(Y/N)
Family
member 1
Family
member 2
Family
member 3
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Part C: Qualication and discount
Note:
You must have been a public sector tenant for at least three years to qualify to buy your home at a discount.
You do not need to have spent the full three years in your present home or with your present landlord. In
some circumstances periods which another person (such as your husband, wife or civil partner) has spent
as a public sector tenant or armed forces occupier can count towards your qualifying period.
The longer you have been a tenant, the bigger the discount you could be eligible for. Maximum discount
levels apply. For details of the current discount levels, please go to www.communities.gov.uk/righttobuy.
Please give details of:
t Your current tenancy
t Previous tenancies
t Previous tenancies of your spouse/civil partner
t Previous tenancies of your spouse/civil partners ex-partner (if they were married at the time or if
they were living together at the time of death)
t If you are claiming a tenancy that was not in your name please tell us your relationship to the
tenant of that address
t You should also sign the Authority to Disclose form if you are claiming a previous tenancy with a
dierent landlord so that we can conrm the details.
Current tenancy
If 'yes' - give details
Name of tenant 1
Name of tenant 2
Name of tenant 3
Date tenancy started (MM/YY)
Have you ever been known
by any other name?
Yes
No
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Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
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Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
council/housing association)
Property address (including postcode)
Enter date tenancy started (MM/YYYY)
Enter date tenancy ended (MM/YYYY)
Please turn the page
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Authority to disclose
Please complete this form if you have claimed any tenancy with another landlord. It will help us to
process your application more quickly.
Name(s):
Address:
Postcode: Date (DD/MM/YYY):
I have provided details of all previous tenancies in my application form for the Right to Buy (RTB1) and I give
consent for my landlord to request and receive any information relating to any previous tenancy I have
claimed towards my qualication criteria and discount entitlement for the Right to Buy.
All tenants must sign this form, even if they arent joining in the Right to Buy
Tenants’ signatures:
Signed (Tenant 1): Signed (Tenant 2):
Signed (Tenant 3):
Family members’ signatures:
Signed (Family member 1): Signed (Family member 2):
Signed (Family member 3):
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Sign by hand after printing completed form
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Part D: Previous discount
Note:
You may get a lower discount if you purchased through Right to Buy on another home (or a dierent government
scheme). The amount of your previous discount, less any amount repaid, will be taken into account when
determining the discount value for your current purchase.
Give details below of any previous purchase, at a discount, from a public sector landlord (see the list of
public sector landlords at the end of this form) which you or your husband, wife or civil partner, or deceased
husband, wife or civil partner, have made. If you are making a joint application, provide details in relation to
each purchaser.
Address of the property Date of purchase
(including postcode) Name of your landlord (MM/YYYY)
Name of purchaser(s)
When?
Address of the property Date of purchase
(including postcode) Name of your landlord (MM/YYYY)
Name of purchaser(s)
When?
If 'Yes', how much?
Have you ever repaid any of the discount given?
Yes
No
If 'Yes', how much?
Have you ever repaid any of the discount given?
Yes
No
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Part E: Tenants’ improvements
Note:
When the property is valued, any improvements which you have made will not be included in the valuation.
Youshould use this application form to give details of any improvements you have made which you think may
aect the valuation. This could include central heating, double glazing, a tted kitchen or a new bathroom suite.
The value of improvements will also be ignored where they were carried out by either:
t your predecessor in the same tenancy (including an introductory tenancy at the start of the tenancy); or
t a family member who was a secure or introductory tenant of the property immediately before you under a
dierent tenancy.
Give the following details of any tenants improvements to the property (tick those that apply):
General decoration
Give details:
Flooring
Give details:
Kitchen ttings
Give details:
Bathroom ttings
Give details:
Garden landscaping
Give details:
Other?
Give details:
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Part F: Signatures
To the best of my/our knowledge and belief the information that has been provided on this form is true,
complete and correct. I/we understand it is used in determining my/our eligibility for the Right to Buy.
I/we understand that if I/we give false or misleading information or I/we omit information for the purpose
ofgaining the Right to Buy, it may be regarded as a criminal oence and action could be taken against
me/us including court action and the recovery of property.
Tenant 1:
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Phone number
Email address (optional):
Tenant 3:
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Phone number
Email address (optional):
Tenant 2:
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Phone number
Email address (optional):
*
*
*
* Sign by hand after printing completed form
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Tenant(s) not wishing to buy:
Note:
Your tenancy will end if the purchase goes ahead.
Signature Signature
Full name Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY) Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Family member 1 (who is not a tenant but is
Family member 2 (who is not a tenant but is
sharing the Right to Buy):
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
sharing the Right to Buy):
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Family member 3 (who is not a tenant but is
sharing the Right to Buy):
Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
*
*
*
*
*
* Sign by hand after printing completed form
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Before you send your form to your landlord
Before you send this application form to your landlord, make a copy and check that you have completed the
following:
The full address of the property you want to buy (make sure you have included the area where
you live and the full postcode).
The name of your landlord e.g. Nottingham City Council.
The full names of everyone listed on your tenancy agreement/rent book (e.g. RICK SMITH
would probably be RICHARD JAMES SMITH). Make sure you tick the boxes to say whether the
property is each tenant’s only or principal property, and if they wish to buy. On joint tenancies,
not all tenants may wish to buy.
The full names of any family members who wish to share the Right to Buy with you. They must
be a family member, spouse or civil partner. They must have lived in the property as their main
home for at least the last 12 months. They must be over 18.
Details of your current and previous public sector tenancies. Make sure you have completed
dates, names of tenants, addresses and name of landlord for your tenancies, those of your
spouse/civil partner, those of your former spouse/civil partner who you have divorced or who
has died, parents who previously held the tenancy.
Details of any discount previously received under the Right to Buy or other government home
ownership schemes, for example Right to Acquire. You do not need to give details of
applications, only purchases.
Details of any improvements you have made to the property. The improvements may have
increased the value of the property. If you disclose them in your application, the value of the
improvements will not be included in the valuation of the property so you don’t pay twice.
Signatures of everyone listed on your tenancy agreement/rent book and any family members
who wish to share the Right to Buy with you. Make sure all tenants sign in the correct place.
Have YOU signed the form (Part F)?
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What happens next?
Tear this sec tion o and use to keep a note of important dates and information as you go through the process
Please ll this in as you go along:
1. Now you have completed your application, make a copy and take or send it by recorded delivery to your landlord.
Ifyou take it in person, dont forget to get a receipt.
Did you get a receipt? Receipt date and number:
2. Landlord conrms if you are eligible (RTB 2 form) – your landlord has up to 4 weeks from receipt of your application to reply
conrming whether you have the Right to Buy, or 8 weeks if you have been with your current landlord for less than 3years.
My landlord should conrm or deny my eligibility by:
3. Receive an oer – your landlord has to send your oer notice within a specic time from the date you receive your RTB2
conrming your eligibility. This is within 8 weeks where your home is freehold (usually houses or bungalows); or within 12
weeks where it is leasehold (usually ats or maisonettes).
Ishould receive my oer notice by:
This oer notice, which is known as a s125 notice, sets out:
t The landlord’s valuation of your property*, your discount, the price you’ll pay.
t Any structural problems the landlord knows about.
t Any terms and conditions of the purchase.
t For leasehold properties only, the s125 oer notice will also include an estimate of the service charges that you will need to
pay over the next 5 years.
* If you are not happy with your landlord’s valuation you havethe right to ask for an independent valuation by a District
Valuer.
4. Decide if you want to go ahead with your Right to Buy – you have up to 12 weeks to accept your landlord’s oer. Its during
this time that you’ll need to arrange a mortgage or loan if you need one, get a survey and hire a solicitor. Get independent
nancial and legal advice (if you havent already done so) and check you understand all the costs before you sign anything. I
need to respond to my landlord’s oer by:
5. Complete the purchase – Once youre happy with your landlord’s terms and have arranged how you will pay for your home,
carry on and complete your purchase.
It’s usually during this time that you pay your stamp duty (if applicable) and nalise and sign the paperwork.
Your solicitor will advise you and help with arrangements for these nal stages of the process.
I could be a homeowner on:
STOP HAVE YOU CHECKED YOU HAVE INCLUDED ALL THE INFORMATION on page 12?
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Public sector landlords (see Parts C and D)
Community councils
Local Authorities
New town corporations
Parish councils
Urban development corporations
Housing Action Trusts
Registered social landlords (but not co-operative
housing associations)
Government departments
Ministers of the Crown
Secretary of State (in some circumstances)
Area electricity boards
Fire and rescue authorities
Internal drainage boards
National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts
Passenger transport executives
Police authorities
Water authorities
AFRC Institute for Grassland and Animal Production
Agricultural and Food Research Council
British Airports Authority
British Broadcasting Corporation
British Coal Corporation
British Gas Corporation
British Railways Board
British Steel Corporation
British Waterways Board
Central Electricity Generating Board
Church Commissioners
Civil Aviation Authority
Coal Authority
Electricity Council
English Sports Council
Environment Agency
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for
England
Housing Corporation
Lake District Special Planning Board
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Medical Research Council
National Bus Company
Natural England (in some circumstances)
Natural Environment Research Council
Peak Park Joint Planning Board
Post Oce
Science and Engineering Research Council
Sports Council
Transport for London
Trinity House (in some circumstances)
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Kingdom Sports Council
In Wales:
Countryside Council for Wales
National Assembly for Wales (in some
circumstances)
National Library of Wales
National Museum of Wales
Sports Council for Wales
In Scotland:
Councils
Development corporations
Housing associations (in some circumstances)
Water authorities
Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board
Scottish Homes
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Sports Council
South of Scotland Electricity Board
In Northern Ireland:
District councils
Education and Library Boards
Registered housing associations
Fire Authority for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Electricity Service
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Northern Ireland Policing Board
Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
Sports Council for Northern Ireland
In respect of housing co-operative agreements
In England and Wales, a local housing authority,
new town corporation, or the Development Board
for Rural Wales.
In Scotland, a local housing authority.
And any predecessor of these landlords.
Slough Borough Council
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road
Slough, Berks SL1 2EL
Main Reception: 01753 475111
DX: 42270 Slough (west)
Department: Place & Development
Section: Leasehold Services
Contact: Leasehold Services
Contact No: 01753 875407
Fax: 01753 875434
Email: rtb@slough.gov.uk
Dear Sir/Madam,
You are making an application under the Right to Buy scheme to purchase your council
property. In order to process this application we will require information ensuring the sale is
made to those entitled to right to buy discount. Confirmation of the identity of the person we
are dealing with and the council is not part of a financial transaction that could amount to
handling the proceeds of crime (money laundering).
The information you will be required to provide will be as follows:
a) Your name and address
b) Documents to prove your identity and place of residency
c) Details of the intended future owners of the property you are applying to purchase
d) Details of any other property you have an interest in or ownership of
e) Proof, if funded by mortgage of the offer and the financial institution
f) If you are using savings the accounts and amounts, providing a copy of the account
statements
g) If using other sources of funding, i.e. loans from friends or other sources, to make up a
shortfall details of where these funds are coming from. To include savings, loans from
friends, inheritances or any other money from any other source
h) If family and friends are lending or gifting money, please provide copy account statements
and a letter from those providing the funds, confirming the nature and details of any loan
or gift, plus a photocopy of an identify document examples include passport, driving
licence, birth certificate, bank statements, utility bills (mobile phone bills are not
acceptable)
You will be sent a form to complete providing the above information once you have found a
solicitor and the purchase is moving towards completion. As the applicant you are under a
continuing duty to update Slough Borough Council with all changes relating to the finance of
the purchase.
A failure to provide any of this information is likely to delay the completion of the right to buy
process.
Any person knowingly making a false statement or representation in securing services,
property or the “Right To Buy, which causes a loss, material gain, evasion of liability or
pecuniary advantage for the benefit of themselves or another, may be prosecuted under any
and all relevant legislation.
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The personal data you supply on your application and supporting forms will be processed in accordance with
the General Data Protection Regulations. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, we are required to notify you of
the personal details we hold for you. Slough Borough Council and its agents may share this information with
government and local authority departments and other authorised organisations for administrative, statistical
and research purposes. For further information please visit: www.slough.gov.uk/yourprivacy
If you are unable to access the provided links or wish to submit a query in relation to fair processing, please
contact the data protection officer at DataProtectionOfficer@slough.gov.uk
Information provided maybe shared with other departments/agencies for the purpose of preventing and
detecting fraud.
This declaration must include each person participating in the Right to Buy Purchase and all parties will
need to print name, sign and date the document - this is relevant in all cases. Failure to do this may
delay your application.
Anti Money Laundering Declaration
Regulations 2007
Part 1
Name: .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Property Address: .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
1. Please provide at least two forms of identification documentation (one must be photographic),
confirming the identities and addresses of all those purchasing the property or any person
providing money to those purchasing the property, examples include passport, driving licence,
birth certificate, bank statements, credit card and utility bills (mobile phone bills and wage slips
are not acceptable).
Name Address Documents provided
2. Please specify who will be the owner(s) of the property, if more than one person, specify the
percentage of ownership, i.e. 50/50, 60/40.
Name Percentage of ownership
3. Please provide details and copy documentation (if available) as to how you intend to fund the
purchase i.e. mortgage, loan, savings, investment policies, inheritance, any other means.
If family and friends are lending or gifting money, please provide a copy of account statements
and a letter from those providing the funds, confirming the nature and details of any loan or gift.
Any persons specified other than the purchaser should provide documentation specified at point 1.
Name Method of purchase Source of funds Documents provided
4. Do you own or have an “interest” in any other property in the UK or elsewhere in the world? If yes
please provide details.
The applicant is under a continuing duty to update SBC with all changes relating to the finance of the
purchase.
Any person knowingly making a false statement or representation in securing services, property or the
“Right To Buy, which causes a loss, material gain, evasion of liability or pecuniary advantage for the
benefit of themselves or another, may be prosecuted under any and all relevant legislation.
Date: Date:
Print Name: Print Name:
Signature: Signature:
Date: Date:
Print Name: Print Name:
Signature: Signature:
Date:
Print Name:
Signature:
BH-6226_doc 6/26-07-18
Address Details of ownership/interest
We would appreciate if you assist us in completing this form so that we can provide a better, sensitive
and tailored service by having detailed information about residents who apply to buy their council
property.
The information recorded here will be used by Slough Borough Council’s housing service to assist us
in providing high quality services tailored to our customer needs and to monitor that all applicants
have equal opportunity to buy their council property.
If you need assistance to complete this form please ring MyCouncil on 01753 875491/92.
Equal opportunities monitoring form - Right to Buy
(confidential)
Q6 Age Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Under 18
18-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
Declined to answer
Tenant - names: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Joint tenant - names: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Family member - names: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q1 Address: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q2 Home telephone number: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q3 Mobile telephone number: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q4 Work telephone number: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q5 Email address: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q9 Can you speak English? Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Yes
No
Q10 Can you read English? Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Yes
No
Q7 Gender Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Male
Female
Prefer not to say
Q8 What is your sexual orientation? Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Bisexual
Gay Man
Gay Woman/Lesbian
Hetrosexual/Straight
Other
Prefer not to say
Q12 What is your main language spoken? Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
English
Gujarati
Hindi
Polish
Punjabi
Urdu
Somali
British Sign Language
Other
If other what is your preferred language
................................................................................... ...................................................................................
Q11
What is your main language read and
written?
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
English
Gujarati
Hindi
Polish
Punjabi
Urdu
Somali
Cannot read
Large print
Audio tape
Braille
Other
If other what is your preferred language
................................................................................... ...................................................................................
Q15
Do you have a disability?
What do we mean by a disability?
The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as a physical or mental impairment with substantial and
long-term, adverse effects on ability to perform day to day activities.
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
00 None
01 You have a specific learning difficulty
(for example dyslexia)
02 You are blind or partially sighted
03 You are deaf or hard of hearing
04 You use a wheelchair or have mobility
difficulties
05 You have Autistic Spectrum Disorder or
Asperger Syndrome
06 You have mental health difficulties
07 You have a disability that cannot be seen,
eg. diabetes, epilepsy or a heart condition
08 You have two or more of the above
09 You have a disability, special need or
medical condition that is not listed above
10 I do not wish to provide this information
Q13 What access requirements (such as large print, audiotape) do you require to access our
services?
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Q14 Disability Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Yes
No
If Yes, please specify the nature of disability
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
If you have answered “yes” to Question 13 please also complete Questions 14 as it will be
relevant to you.
Q16. What is your Ethnic Group
Ethnicity: Our ethnic background describes how we think of ourselves. This is based on many
things, including, for example, our skin colour, language, ancestry or family history.
Ethnic background is not the same as national country of birth. Please study the list below and
tick one box only to indicate ethnic background of the adult named above. This information will
be collated and analysed to improve our work on planning services.
A. White
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
British
Irish
Any other White background, please state:
B. Mixed
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
White and Black Caribbean
White and Black African
White and Asian
Any other Mixed background, please state:
C. Asian or Asian British
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Sikh
Kashmiri
Any other Asian background, please state:
D. Black or Black British
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Caribbean
African
Any other Black background, please state:
E. Chinese or other ethnic
group
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Chinese
Other, please write in:
F. I do not wish to
provide this
information
Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
Q17 Religion Tenant
Joint applicant
(if applicable)
None
Hindu
Christian
Muslim
Buddhist
Sikh
Jewish
Any other
Declined to answer
Thank you for completing this form.
The information recorded here will be used by Slough Borough Council to assist in providing high
quality services to our customers. The information may be monitored to ensure equality of access to
services and may be subject to audit. The information will be stored and kept in accordance with our
confidential access to files procedure.
Signatures of tenants:
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Signatures of family members:
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date:
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
For office use only
Date received: ..............................................................................................
Ref no. ..............................................................................................
Please return the completed form to:
Leasehold Service Charge and Right to Buy Team
Housing Services (LMP)
Slough Borough Council
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 2EL
BH-6226_doc 7/29-11-19
This declaration must be completed by each tenant and family member wishing to share the
right to buy (continue over the page if necessary).
Important note: You must inform us if the answers to any questions change before you
complete the purchase.
Please return this declaration with your application to:
Right to Buy Section, Housing Services (LMP), Slough Borough Council,
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 2EL
Insolvency Declaration
Section 121 Housing Act 1985
Do you have a bankruptcy petition pending against you?
YES NO
Do you have any current Bankruptcy Orders against you?
YES NO
Have you made a composition or arrangement with your creditors (if any)
and not yet fulfilled the terms of the composition or arrangement?
YES NO
Print name
Sign
Address
Date
See overleaf
Do you have a bankruptcy petition pending against you?
YES NO
Do you have any current Bankruptcy Orders against you?
YES NO
Have you made a composition or arrangement with your creditors (if any)
and not yet fulfilled the terms of the composition or arrangement?
YES NO
Print name
Sign
Address
Date
BH-6226_doc 8/13-11-19
Do you have a bankruptcy petition pending against you?
YES NO
Do you have any current Bankruptcy Orders against you?
YES NO
Have you made a composition or arrangement with your creditors (if any)
and not yet fulfilled the terms of the composition or arrangement?
YES NO
Print name
Sign
Address
Date
Do you have a bankruptcy petition pending against you?
YES NO
Do you have any current Bankruptcy Orders against you?
YES NO
Have you made a composition or arrangement with your creditors (if any)
and not yet fulfilled the terms of the composition or arrangement?
YES NO
Print name
Sign
Address
Date
Do you have a bankruptcy petition pending against you?
YES NO
Do you have any current Bankruptcy Orders against you?
YES NO
Have you made a composition or arrangement with your creditors (if any)
and not yet fulfilled the terms of the composition or arrangement?
YES NO
Print name
Sign
Address
Date
www.slough.gov.uk
BH-6226_doc 9/20-05-15
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