Ms Doan, Peckham

In October 2017, Daily Move worked with Ms Doan, who was negotiating the purchase of her 2-bedroom flat in Peckham, London. Having enjoyed her home for several years, Ms Doan was applying under the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme to purchase the ground-floor flat outright.

The Right to Buy scheme makes it possible for some tenants of Housing Association or council-owned property to purchase their home at a considerable discount. Although it is only applicable to certain homes, since its introduction in 1980, the scheme has allowed approximately 1.5 million families and tenants to secure property in circumstances where they may not have been otherwise able to.

Ms Doan was one of these tenants and, having met the criteria for eligibility, her application to purchase her home was approved. However, Ms Doan felt that the suggested price for the property did not accurately reflect its condition, so requested that we carry out a second, independent valuation.

Our surveyor investigated the property and determined that its current value was indeed lower than the figure given to Ms Doan. This allowed her to challenge the initial valuation and ultimately purchase her flat for a price she felt was fair. Ms Doan was very happy with this result and thanked our team for helping her to secure her home in Peckham, London.