Right to buy Certificate of Compliance?

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
Hello all.

I applied to my local council to offer the sale of my ex council home to them, as I have to as I purchased my property under 10 years ago.

Today I received an email with an attached letter stating that the council has rejected my offer. It also states that I require a Certificate of Compliance from my councils legal department. What is this certificate for and is it a confirmation that I can now go ahead and sell my property on the open market?

Thanks.
 

DIYlady

Distinguished Member
I’m guessing that the certificate of compliance is to formally state that you complied with your obligation to offer them first refusal. They probably have an interest registered at the land registry, so you solicitor will need the certificate to show to the buyer to prove you are indeed allowed to sell it to them.

I’m no solicitor though so I could be talking baloney
 

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
That makes a lot of sense.
Thanks.

EDIT....You were completely correct. Just had a response from my councils legal team saying exactly what you stated. Many thanks DIYLady :clap:
 
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