Your Right to Buy or Acquire
Right to Buy/Acquire valuations
If you have a pending Right to Buy/Acquire application which has been admitted, there may be a delay in obtaining the open market valuation due to the period of lockdown in which surveyors were unable to carry out physical valuations.
If this applies to you our legal team will be in contact with you directly and will keep you informed of any changes to the timescales that apply to your case. Please be assured that we are working hard to meet the statutory timescales that apply to your individual case.
If you are a tenant who has resided in housing association, housing company or local authority housing for a specified period you may have the Right to Buy the home you are living in at a discounted rate.
Whether you have such an entitlement, and the amount of discount you are eligible for, depends on your type of home and the length of time you have spent as a qualifying tenant.
As of 6 April 2021, the maximum discount available to tenants exercising their right to buy or preserved right to buy (in England only) is increasing to:
- £84,600 outside of London
- £112,800 within London
This change only effects new applications received from tenants on or after that date.
The maximum discount for the right to buy and preserved right to buy will be reviewed again next year.
If you have any questions, the Government's Right to Buy Agent Service is available to help housing association tenants who are interested in understanding and taking up your Right to Buy home.
You can access their service by clicking here.
If you do not qualify for Right to Buy, you could be eligible for the Right to Acquire scheme.
The following resources can be used to assist you in assessing your eligibility and in the submission of an application:
- Right to Buy booklet
- Right to Buy application form
- Right to Buy website
- Right to Buy eligibility checker
- Right to Acquire website
- Right to Acquire application form
- Guide to buying your council flat
- HCA Right to Acquire guide
- Frequently asked questions – Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme
If you wish to submit an application under with the Right to Buy and/or Right to Acquire schemes please email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post/drop in person to Progress Housing Group, Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, PR25 2LW. Please mark your application for the attention of the Legal Team.