Informing the council what you want to do next
You now have to decide if you want to continue with your purchase or withdraw your application.
When you have decided, you must tell the Council in writing within 12 weeks of receiving your Section 125 notice. If you have asked to have your house valued by the District Valuer, you must tell the Council what you want to do within 12 weeks of getting that valuation.
If you do not let the Council know what you intend to do in time, it will send you a reminder. If you do not reply within 28 days, the Council will think you don't want to buy, and your application will be withdrawn.
The Council cannot send you a warning notice until at least 3 months after your Section 125 notice. If for any reason you are not able to decide within the time limit what you want to do, you should tell the Council. If you are unable to decide for a good reason (for example, if you were in hospital and you could not return the form in time), your time limit may then be extended.
You don't have to buy your home just because you have told the Council you want to. You can still change your mind.
But if you do not tell the Council what you want to do, the Council will think you don't want to buy, and you will have to start again. If the value of your home has gone up in the meantime, then you will have to pay the higher price.