Your lease will normally explain what you need to do if you are either thinking of selling your home. Usually you will need to notify Crown Simmons Housing in writing (through post or e-mail) of your intention to sell and tell us the name of your solicitor.
Leaseholders are normally responsible for arranging the valuation and arranging an estate agent, and the cost of these. The exact terms around selling your home are outlined in your lease. Most leases require a formal written valuation of your flat to be obtained by an associate or member of the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), which suggests the maximum sale price for your home.
Important for Leaseholders
Anyone wishing to buy one of our leasehold flats is required to comply with the criteria for applicants as stated in your lease. In general terms residents must:
- Be aged 60 or over
- No longer be working full-time.
- Able to live independently
Please Note: We may refuse your sale if the buyer does not fit the criteria for the scheme.
Important for Shared-owners
Anyone wishing to buy one of our Shared-ownership flats must also comply with the criteria stated in the lease, but generally people looking to buy a shared-ownership property with Crown Simmons must:
- Be registered with BPHA on keyhomes-east
- Be registered on their local council’s housing waiting list
Please note: We have the right to find a buyer for your property within a set period of time that meets our criteria, if we can’t find a buyer within this time you can put your home on the open market but anyone who wishes to buy the home must fill out an application form with Crown Simmons Housing