Buying your council home

Repairs after you apply to buy

When we get your right to buy application we will only carry out emergency or urgent works to your property. These are limited to:

  • repairing and maintaining the structure and exterior of the property
  • the landlord’s heating and hot water appliances
  • sanitary ware
  • pipes and wiring within the property

We will only place repair orders for repairs needed by law. Repairs taking place that are not needed by law will not be completed. Generally repairs outstanding or underway at completion of the sale will be cancelled.