Demolition and rehousing
We will demolish some homes as part of the regeneration. If you need to move because of this, we are committed to help you stay here if you want.
We have sent an official 'Initial Demolition Notice' to everyone whose home will be demolished.
The notice also suspends the Right to Buy for council tenants whose home will be demolished. But don't worry: if you move to another council home, you will take the Right to Buy with you.
If you live in one of the homes earmarked for demolition we will arrange to meet you to discuss in detail what will happen including what choices you have.
I'm a council tenant; what happens if my home is demolished?
We will offer council tenants who have lived here for more than 12 months a replacement council home in the area, so you can enjoy Brunswick's long-term future.
This will be a 'like-for-like' home based on the number of bedrooms you have now.
If you prefer to move out of the area, we'll offer you another council home, but its size may depend on how many bedrooms you need now, rather than how many you actually have.
To help with moving expenses, we will give you home loss compensation (currently £4700) and disturbance payments to help with moving costs.
I own my home; what happens if my home is demolished?
You will get the market value for your home based on an independent valuation which takes into account local property prices and the condition of your home.
And you'll get compensation of around 10 per cent of the property price, plus payments to help with moving expenses.
If you want to buy a property in Manchester worth more than your current home you may be entitled to an interest-free loan from the Council. You only have to pay this back when you move out of the property or sell it.
We'll talk you through your options if you are affected by this.
Find out more
We'll give everyone affected by demolition more detailed information about the rehousing guarantee, and individual support as the plans are confirmed and the project develops.
Meanwhile, find out more by:
- phoning 0161 234 4995
- email to: firstname.lastname@example.org