Argyll and Bute Buy Back Initiative

Argyll and Bute Council is committed to addressing the acute shortage of affordable housing across the council area. The Buy Back Scheme aims to acquire housing to increase the social housing stock in Argyll and Bute. This will help to maintain viable, sustainable communities.

HOMEArgyll Housing Associations are inviting owners of houses, bungalows and flats who are seeking to sell their properties to offer HOMEArgyll Housing Associations the opportunity to purchase these properties. Although, it is important to stress that HOMEArgyll Housing Associations will not be able to purchase all of the properties that are offered. Properties will normally be ex-council, but other properties may be considered in some circumstances.

A property will be considered if it meets the following criteria. 

  • There is demand for the type and size of property in that area.
  • The combined cost of buying the property and bringing it up to letting standards would represent value for money.
  • Properties, where a tenant would have to leave the property to enable a sale, cannot be considered.

Priority will be given to purchasing properties which would enable HOMEArgyll Housing Associations to take complete, or majority, ownership of blocks of flats making communal repairs much easier to complete.

If you would like further information on the scheme contact:

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