Your Right to Buy or Acquire
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.
The rules are quite complicated so you are advised to contact us for specific advice.
There are exceptions to the Right to Buy, such as sheltered housing and temporary accommodation.
If you do not qualify for Right to Buy, you could be eligible for the Right to Acquire scheme.
- 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 Buy guide
- Frequently asked questions – Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme