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    • Natalie6999
    • By Natalie6999 21st Feb 10, 9:17 PM
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    Do Councils buy back council Houses?
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    • 21st Feb 10, 9:17 PM
    Do Councils buy back council Houses? 21st Feb 10 at 9:17 PM
    I own an ex Council House & am now considering selling it & would like a quick sale with as little hassle as possible.

    I bought it through a private sale 9 years ago but am now thinking of getting rid & renting in a better area.

    Do Councils buy back ex Council Houses to replenish their stocks?
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 21st Feb 10, 9:20 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 9:20 PM
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    Why don't you just ask them, I'm sure all councils are different... you might be lucky
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  • WhiteHorse
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    • 21st Feb 10, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 9:25 PM
    Some councils do.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 21st Feb 10, 11:01 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:01 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:01 PM
    Buy back at what you paid for it or today's prices?
  • ILW
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:02 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:02 PM
    Are you looking for more than you paid for it?

    Why not just sell it on the open market?
    • Natalie6999
    • By Natalie6999 21st Feb 10, 11:07 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:07 PM
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    • 21st Feb 10, 11:07 PM
    I didn't buy it off the council, but if it meant that I could get rid with the minimum of hassle I would be happy to sell it at a slightly lower price than if I was selling on the open market.
    • slummymummyof3
    • By slummymummyof3 22nd Feb 10, 12:02 AM
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    • 22nd Feb 10, 12:02 AM
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    • 22nd Feb 10, 12:02 AM
    When we bought our first house (admittedly it was 20 years ago) it was an ex LA house that the original tennants had purchased. It had a restrictive covenant placed on it which stated that for 10 years from the original sale from the LA, it had to be offered back to the council before being placed on the open market.
  • emmas42
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    • 22nd Feb 10, 7:59 AM
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    • 22nd Feb 10, 7:59 AM
    A family member of mine found that the council didn't have enough money in the pot to be buying back, as they have to bring all of the current stock up to scratch in a certain amount of time. Never hurts to ask though. It was literally a case of "We don't have the cash" rather than "We don't want it"
    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 23rd Feb 10, 9:02 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 9:02 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 9:02 PM
    Some Housing Associations do, but expect them to offer much less than the value.
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