Right to Buy

Right to Buy is a scheme that allows tenants to purchase their council-owned properties at a discounted rate.

This maximum discount is increased every year on 6 April, in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI).

You could be eligible to buy your council home under the Right to Buy scheme if:

  • The property is your only or main home.
  • Your landlord is a public sector body, such as a council, housing association or government department.
  • You have had a public sector landlord for a minimum of 3 years (although this period does not have to be continuous).
  • You are a 'secure tenant' - i.e. you have the right to live at the property for the rest of your life.

Read more:

What is Right to Buy and am I eligible?

Chris Salmon, Director

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Chris Salmon, Director