Right to Buy
Application form
Right To Buy
Tandridge District Council
Council Ofces
8 Station Road East
Oxted
Surrey RH8 0BT
customerservices@tandridge.gov.uk
www.tandridge.gov.uk
01883 722000
All parts of this form must be completed carefully and in full. Please note: any incomplete applications will
be returned.
This form may be completed and submitted on-line.
On-line applicants must complete the following declaration.
I/we certify that all the information provided on this form is true and complete. I/we acknowledge
that the act of ticking the box below be regarded as the legal equivalent of signing the form. I/we
acknowledge that should the application be successful I/we will be required to provide a physical
signature(s) at a later date.
First Applicant Second Applicant
If returning this form by post (together with any requested supporting documents), please send to:
Right To Buy
Tandridge District Council
Council Oces
8 Station Road East
Oxted
Surrey RH8 0BT
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 ‘yesto 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:
0300 500 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
completed form.
RTB1
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
Right to Buy
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 can only claim the Right to Buy if the property is youronly 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
your landlord. 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 t
o
buy
(Y/N)?
Only/
main
home
(Y/N)
Tenant 1
Tenant 2
Tenant 3
Title Full name
Have they lived
in this pr
operty
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
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If 'yes' - give details
Property address (including postcode)
Name of tenant 1
Name of tenant 2
Name of tenant 3
Have you ever been known
by any other name?
Yes
No
Previous tenancy details
Name of tenant
Landlord of the property (e.g. name of
c
ouncil/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
c
ouncil/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
c
ouncil/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
c
ouncil/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
c
ouncil/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
c
ouncil/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: Da
te (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 aren’t 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):
Please see instrucons and declaraon on page 2 if compleng on-line
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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?
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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
Part E: Tenants improvements
Note:
When the property is valued, any improvements which you have made will not be included in the valuation.
You should 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
Flooring
Kitchen ttings
Bathroom ttings
Garden landscaping
Other?
Give details:
Give details:
Give details:
Give details:
Give details:
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
of gaining 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):
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Tenant(s) not wishing to buy:
Note:
Your tenancy will end if the purchase goes ahead.
Signature Signature
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
Family member 1 (who is not a tenant but is
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)
Full name
Date of birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
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)
Please see instrucons and declaraon on page 2 if compleng on-line
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* Sign by hand after printing completed form
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
w
ould 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
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tes, 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
o
wnership 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
incr
eased 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 t
o 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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STOP – HAVE YOU CHECKED YOU HAVE INCLUDED ALL THE INFORMATION on page 12?
What happens next?
Tear this se ction 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.
If you take it in person, don’t 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 3 years.
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).
I should 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 have the 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. It’s 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 haven’t 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:
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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.
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Right to Buy Additional Information
This form is for use by tenants who wish to claim the right to purchase their home under the Right to Buy scheme.
You could be eligible for a Right to Buy discount if:
3 You are a council tenant.
3 The property is your only or principal home.
3 You have been a public sector tenant (usually a tenant of a council or a housing association) for at least three
years.
3 You don’t live in sheltered housing or other housing particularly suitable for elderly or disabled people or your
tenancy of an elderly persons dwelling commenced when you were under the age of 60.
3 Your home is not due to be demolished.
3 You don’t have any legal problems with debt.
3 You don’t have any outstanding possession orders.
If you can answer ‘yesto these statements, you are probably eligible but Tandridge District Council will
need to conrm this.
This form is used to consider your eligibility for a Right to Buy. It is used in conjunction with the RTB1
Application Form. When you have lled in both of these forms, take them or send them by recorded delivery
to Tandridge District Council. If you take them by hand, ask for a receipt. Keep a copy of the completed forms
yourself.
Please read & sign the following statement
I/We conrm that:
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 also understand that if I/we give false or misleading information or I/we omit information for the purpose of gaining
the Right to Buy, it may be regarded as a criminal oence and action could be taken against me/us including court action
and the recovery of property.
Signed:
Tenant 1: ..................................................................................... Tenant/Applicant 2: .....................................................................................
Please see instrucons and declaraon on page 2 if compleng on-line
Before you send this form to Tandridge District Council
Check that you have completed:
The full address of the property you want to buy .......................................................................................................................
The full names of everyone listed on your Right to Buy Application and any family members
over the age of 18 who wish to share the Right to Buy with you ............................................................................................
Details of any discount that you or anyone who you wish to share the Right to Buy with you has
previously received under the Right to Buy or other Government home purchase scheme ......................................
Whether or not you or anyone who you wish to share the Right to Buy with you own or have an
interest in a property or land in the UK or abroad .........................................................................................................................
Have declared how the property purchase will be funded ........................................................................................................
Have declared any bankruptcy whether dissolved or not ..........................................................................................................
Have declared that the property purchase does not form part of a Deferred Resale Agreement with
any person or company in which the property ownership is transferred to that party after the statutory
period has expired
......................................................................................................................................................................................
Have declared arrangements you have with creditors (people or companies you owe money to) and
still owe money to ......................................................................................................................................................................................
Have both You and the Joint Applicant(s) read the declaration and signed the form?..................................................
Failure to complete this form and the RTB1 Application Form in full may delay your application from being
processed.
You also conrm that:
3 To the best of your knowledge and belief the information that has been provided on this form is true, complete
and correct. You understand it is used in determining your eligibility for the Right to Buy.
3 You also understand that if you give false or misleading information or you omit information for the purpose of
gaining the Right to Buy, it may be regarded as a criminal oence and action could be taken against you including
court action and the recovery of property.
You must be a council tenant to apply for the Right to Buy. Check if your name appears as tenant on your Tenancy
Agreement. If you are unsure whether you or others are tenants, you should check with the Tandridge District
Council's Housing Department.
Part A: Your details and any other person applying
jointly with you
Please answer these questions in full. Use a separate sheet of paper if there is not enough room on the form to
provide details of all joint applicants.
Give the following details for each tenant(s) of the property and any family member(s) who wish to share the Right to
Buy:
Yo u Your Joint Applicant
3
rd
Joint Applicant
Relationship
to Tenant
Surname
First names
Title ( e.g. Mr, Mrs, Ms or
Other)
Sex
Date of birth
Your National Insurance
number
Address of your current
home
Day time phone number
(essential)
Mobile phone number
Email address
Have you or your joint
applicant ever been
known by any other
name
Yes
If Yes -
No
give details: __________________________________________________________
Part B: Other Properties and Tenancies
Other Properties: Please answer these questions in full.
Use a separate sheet of paper if there is not enough room on the form to provide details for all joint applicants.
Do you or the joint applicant(s) own or have an interest in a residential property or land in the UK or abroad? Please
complete this section whether or not you currently live in the property.
Answer even if you don’t think that you own or have an interest in the property or land.
Yo u
Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
If yes, please give details:
Your Name Address of Property Value of Property
If you don’t live there,
why not?
Have you or the joint applicant(s) ever purchased a Local Authority property through the Right to Buy scheme?
Yo u Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
Date of Purchase: ________________________________
If yes, please give details and include any documents if possible:
Your name Address of property
Value of
discount
Name of Landlord
If you don’t live there,
why not?
Other than your current tenancy, do you or the joint applicant(s) hold another tenancy or joint tenancy anywhere in
the UK?
Yo u
Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
If yes, please give details:
Your name Address of property
Name of Local Authority
or other landlord
If you don’t live there,
why not?
Part C: Money Laundering Regulations
We are required to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations and in particular to verify the identity and permanent
address of all applicants.
This is to ensure we comply with policies, adopted worldwide by nancial and government authorities, preventing the
use of laundering systems to disguise the proceeds of crime.
You are therefore requested to supply details of how you intend to fund the purchase of your home. Please
answer these questions in full.
Is it by means of a mortgage?
Yes
No
If yes, please give details: ............................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
If you are not using a mortgage, please answer the questions A, B, C, D and E.
A) Is the money a gift?
Yes
No
If yes, please give details of the person giving you the money: ........................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
B) Is the purchase by means of an inheritance
Yes
No
If yes, please give details: ............................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
C) Are you using existing savings or cash?
Yes
No
IIf yes, please give details: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
D) Is the purchase funded through any form of Deferred Resale Agreement where the ownership of the property is to
be transferred to a third party at a later date?
Yes
No
If yes, please give details: ............................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
E) If none of the above applies, are there any other means by which you will be funding the purchase?
Yes
No
If yes, please give details: ............................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Part D: Debts and Court Orders
Bankruptcy
Please answer these questions in full
Have you or the joint applicant(s) ever been made bankrupt?
Yo u Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
If yes, please give details:
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Is there a bankruptcy pending against you or the joint applicant(s)?
Yo u
Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
If yes, please give details:
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Debts
Do you or the joint applicant(s) have arrangements with any creditors (people or companies you owe money
to, for example an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA) or Debt Relief Order (DRO)) and still owe them
money?
Yo u Yes
No Joint Applicant(s) Yes No
If yes, please give details:
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Part E: Declaration and Signatures. Please read before
signing
All applicants must sign this declaration.
I/We grant Tandridge District Council permission to make any enquiries needed to conrm the information
given on this form.
We may get information about you from others, or we may give information to them. If we do, it will only be as
the law permits to check accuracy of information; prevent or detect crime; protect public funds. We may check
information we receive about you with information in our records. This can include information provided by you as
well as by others such as government departments and agencies. Please refer to Tandridge District Council website,
www.tandridge.gov.uk, for further information.
Tenant 1
Signature:...............................................................................................
Full name: ............................................................................................
Date of birth:.....................................................................................
Date:.........................................................................................................
Tenant 2
Signature:...............................................................................................
Full name: ............................................................................................
Date of birth:.....................................................................................
Date:.........................................................................................................
Family member 1 (who is not a tenant but is sharing
the Right to Buy)
Signature:...............................................................................................
Full name: ............................................................................................
Date of birth:.....................................................................................
Date:.........................................................................................................
Family member 2 (who is not a tenant but is sharing
the Right to Buy)
Signature:...............................................................................................
Full name: ............................................................................................
Date of birth:.....................................................................................
Date:.........................................................................................................
Please see instrucons and declaraon on page 2 if compleng on-line
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