Right to buy your council home

The Right to Buy scheme allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount. 

You have the right to buy your council home if: 

  • it’s your only or main home
  • it’s self-contained
  • you’re a secure tenant
  • you’ve had a public sector landlord (for example, a council, housing association or NHS trust) for 3 years - it doesn’t have to be 3 years in a row

The government Right to Buy scheme in England is called 'Own Your Home'. You can find out more and apply on the Own Your Home website.

Last updated 2 November 2021
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