Right to buy

If you were a tenant before 30 Sept 2002 and have not moved house

If you had the right to buy before 30 September 2002, the conditions you enjoy (including discount and eligibility period) will not change as long as you continue staying in the same house. A succession to a tenancy may also result in a new tenant qualifying for the modernised right to buy. If in doubt, please contact your local area office.

You qualify for the original Right to Buy if you have a 2-year continuous period of occupation of a house or a number of houses with a relevant landlord.

The maximum discount for a house is 60% and the maximum discount for a flat is 70%.