Right to buy and owners of ex-Council properties
Buying your council property
Council tenants usually have the right to buy their homes.
You can apply to buy your council home if:
- it is your only or main home
- it is self-contained
- you are a secure tenant
- you have had a public sector landlord (e.g. a council, housing association or NHS trust) for five years - it does not have to be five years in a row
You will need to think about a few things before making this big financial decision. So take your time to consider whether it is the right choice for you. You will be taking on new responsibilities as owner including the maintenance and repair of your home. Please see Your right to buy your home.
Find out more about Right to Buy, Home ownership or leaseholder services
Page owner: Caroline Ottery. Last updated: 23/01/2013 12:02