Right to buyLast updated: 03 September 2012 16:45 UK
Right to Buy is a government scheme that allows council tenants to purchase the property they rent from us. Tenants who are eligible will be able to buy their property at a lower price than the full market value.
Who can buy their council property?
If you are a secure tenant and have held a public sector tenancy for five years or more, you may be able to purchase the property you live in.
Who cannot buy?
- A tenant who has a service tenancy in connection with their job
- A sheltered housing tenant
- A tenant whose home has been adapted or is particularly suitable for use by the disabled or elderly
- If a court makes a possession order against you, or if you are undischarged bankrupt
How much discount will I receive?
You could receive up to a maximum discount of £75,000 depending on the amount of time that you have been a tenant. A leaflet called ‘Your Right to Buy Your Home’ is available from the Communities and Local Government Department website.
If the home you would like to buy is a flat, you will find the booklet ‘Thinking of buying a Council Flat’ from the Communities and Local Government Department website.
How can I find out more information?
If you would like more information or an application form you can contact your local area office - see the link on the right - or the Leaseholder and Commercial Services team. If you live in postcode:
- PO1, PO2 or PO7 call 023 9283 4561
- PO4, PO5 or PO3 call 023 9284 1486
- PO6, PO9 or PO8 call 023 9283 4845