Right to Buy & Right to Acquire

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Right to Buy

If you’re a council tenant in England the Right to Buy scheme could help you buy the home you rent with a discount of up to £77,900 (£103,900 in London).

Find out if you could be eligible, what discount you might get and whether you can afford to buy – and how to take the next steps if you decide to apply.

Joint applications

You can make a joint application with:

  • Someone who shares your tenancy
  • Your spouse or civil partner
  • Up to 3 family members who’ve lived with you for the past 12 months. They don’t have to be on your tenancy agreement but it must be their main home

 

Right to Acquire

If you’re a housing association tenant in England you could be eligible to buy the home you rent at a discount of between £9,000 and £16,000 on the price of your home. The amount of discount you’ll get depends on where you live.

You can apply to buy your housing association home if you’ve had a public sector landlord for 3 years.

If you’re a housing association tenant and you’re not eligible for this scheme, you might be eligible for the Preserved Right to Buy scheme or you can sign up to get the latest information on changes that could mean you will become eligible for the Right to Buy at some point in 2016.

Joint applications

You can make a joint application with:

  • someone who shares your tenancy
  • up to 3 family members who’ve lived with you for the past 12 months (even if they don’t share your tenancy)

Find out more about Right to Acquire.

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