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Right to Buy

If you are a secure tenant and have been a council or social housing tenant for three years or more, you may have the Right to Buy.

Check if I'm eligible for Right to Buy

If you buy your flat or maisonette through the Right to Buy scheme, you will become a leaseholder. As a leaseholder, you will have ownership rights to your property for the period of the lease, which is 125 years.

Learn more about becoming a leaseholder

 

If you buy your house through the Right to Buy scheme, you will become a freeholder. As a freeholder, you will own your house and the land it is built on, and you will be responsible for all maintenance and repair.

Some properties, such as bungalows, are not included in the Right to Buy.

 

The Right to Buy discount is based on three things:

  • how long you have been a council or social housing tenant
  • the type of property you are buying – a flat or maisonette, or a house
  • how much your home is worth

The longer you have been a tenant, the more discount you will get. The maximum discount is 70% and is capped at £84,200.

The Right to Buy discount calculator will give you an idea of the discount you can expect.

Learn more about the Right To Buy scheme

More information is also available on the government's website

 

Apply to buy your home


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Please return your completed application by email to the Home Sales and Leases team.

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