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Property Buy Back

Property Buy Back

The Council is currently inviting buy back scheme applications from owners of ex-council houses, bungalows and flats who are seeking to sell their properties.

Is my property eligible?

The Council receives a lot of enquiries concerning the buy back scheme but we are unable to purchase all of the properties that are put forward.

To be eligible for the scheme, a property must be located within the Clackmannanshire Council area and it must previously have been owned by the Council or one of its predecessors. Buy backs are therefore almost exclusively ex council houses or flats that were originally sold under the Right to Buy scheme which operated in Scotland between 1980 and 2016.

We are particularly interested in

  • Larger properties, such as those with three or four bedrooms, where a buy  back would allow us to create a vacancy chain.
  • Properties that are well-suited to or have been adapted to support people with medical or accessibility needs, such as bungalows.
  • Flats where a buy back would give the Council majority or complete ownership within a block, as this would simplify organising communal repairs or making improvements to the block.

We are unable to purchase properties where the owner intends to remain living in the property as a council tenant or requires alternative housing within the social rented sector.

We would not typically have an interest in properties that have conservatories or sun room extensions due to the additional maintenance and end of life removal costs associated with these structures.

Other criteria which are factored into our decision making process on whether to make an offer to purchase include:

  • Waiting list demand based on the size, type and location of the property.
  • The condition of the various elements that make up each property, such as the heating and hot water system, electrical installation, external fabric, windows and doors, kitchen fittings, and sanitary fittings, etc.
  • The extent and estimated cost of any repairs, improvements or other alterations necessary for the property to meet the Council's lettable standard and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.
  • The energy efficiency of the property, as stated on the property's most recent Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
  • Whether a purchase would provide value for money for the Council.

Please email your enquiry to and someone will contact you for further details.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225122