Right to Buy scheme
The Right to Buy scheme gives eligible council tenants the right to buy their property from the council at a discount.
Buying your first property is one of the biggest decisions you will make. Find out if you qualify for the Right to Buy scheme, how to apply, and what is involved from hiring a solicitor to purchasing and maintaining your property.
We offer a free service to help you with the process of buying your home. We can give advice on the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme, explain the procedures and help you fill out the forms.
If you buy a house you will almost certainly be buying the freehold. If you buy a flat or a maisonette you will most likely become a leaseholder.
Unless you have the money to buy your home straight away you will need to take out a mortgage, a loan secured against your property.
If you are eligible for the Right to Buy scheme you can get a discount on the price of your home.
To qualify for the Right to Buy scheme you must have been a secure tenant for at least two years.