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.
Chris Salmon, Director
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Chris Salmon is a co-founder and Director of Quittance Legal Services. Chris has played key roles in the shaping and scaling of a number of legal services brands and is a regular commentator in the legal press.