Right to buy

The right to buy (RTB) scheme gives most council tenants the chance to buy their home at a discount.

You probably have the right to buy if you:

  • are living in a council property
  • have been a council or housing association tenant for the last three years

To check your eligibility and for more information check the Government right to buy website.

Under right to buy you can buy your council home at a price lower than the full market value. This is because the time you’ve been a tenant qualifies you to a discount. You should get independent legal and financial advice about your own circumstances before you decide to buy your home. It’s a big commitment.

How to apply

Please use the general enquiries online form to contact us about buying your council home.

More information

If you are thinking of buying a flat, the Leasehold Advisory Service has useful information.

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