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Buy-back properties

When you buy an ‘approved’ property through the Shared Equity Purchase Assistance (First Home Fixed) Scheme 2017, the purchase is subject to a 5 year pre-emption period. This means that, if you choose to sell or dispose of the property within that period, it must be offered back to the Department in order to be sold on to another First Time Buyer who is on the Register. These properties are known as Buy-Backs.

Purchasing a Buy-Back property comes under the same terms and conditions as purchasing a newly built ‘approved’ property. Therefore, purchasers have the opportunity to purchase a quality home at a subsidised price and may also be entitled to financial assistance to help with the purchase. In addition, the previous owner may have enhanced the property, e.g. new flooring and tiles. This could reduce the financial outlay for the new owner.

Buy-Back properties consist of 2 and 3 bedroom houses and 2 bedroom apartments. The type and number of properties available at any particular time varies depending on the owner who decides to sell their property during the pre-emption period. The Department currently has a number of properties available at various locations across the Island. A full listing of properties is available below.

Please note that you must be on the Register of First Time Buyers and qualify under the First Home Fixed Scheme to be considered for any of the above properties. For further information on this, please see First Time Buyers.

Currently Available

Buy-back apartments

Sycamore Grove, Douglas (second property available)

Sycamore Grove, Douglas (second property available)

The Steadings, Douglas (second property available)

Robert Stephen Close, Douglas

Linden Gardens, Douglas (second property available)

Sycamore Grove, Douglas

The Steadings, Douglas

Westmoreland Court, Douglas (first floor)

Westmoreland Court, Douglas (ground floor)

Reayrt ny Crink, Crosby

Buy-back houses

Broogh Wyllin, Kirk Michael

Dreeym Balley Cubbon, Colby

Bromet Road, Castletown

Convery Close, Onchan

Convery Close, Onchan (second property available)

The Public Estates and Housing Division may also have three bedroomed houses coming available in Glen Maye and Kirk Michael soon. The Department has not had any properties of this type available in these specific areas for some considerable time, so would like anyone who may be interested in either area to please contact the Public Estates and Housing Division Customer Services Team on 685955 or by email:

Featured Property

Linden Gardens

2 bed ground floor apartment, £139,000

If you are interested in any of the properties above, please contact the Public Estates and Housing Division. Please note that all calls will be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Housing Customer Services Team

Department of Infrastructure

Ground Floor

Markwell House

Market Street



Telephone:+44 1624 685955 Please note that all calls will be recorded for quality and training purposes.

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