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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 24 August 2021
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