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Buying LA and PRPSH housing

This content applies to England & Wales

The different schemes that enable tenants of local authorities, housing associations and other private registered providers of social housing (PRPSHs) to buy their own homes.

Tenants who are considering these options may also need the general advice to home buyers and leaseholders contained in the sections on Buying a home and Leasehold property.

This section covers the sale of individual properties to secure tenants under the right to buy scheme, and to assured and secure PRPSH tenants under the right to acquire scheme. It gives brief details about the abolished rent to mortgage scheme, and also covers grants available to tenants to enable them to buy their own property. The section does not cover the sale of local authority or PRPSH properties to new landlords. Shared ownership and low-cost home ownership, including the HomeBuy schemes, are covered in the Shared/low cost home ownership section.

Where the term PRPSH appears, it includes housing associations.

Rules for buying LA and PRPSH housing

Buying housing from a local authority, housing association, or other registered provider of social housing. 

Right to buy for secure council tenants

Secure tenants' right to buy, the preserved right to buy and cash incentive schemes. 

Right to buy: PRPSH tenants

Private registered provider of social housing (PRPSH) tenants that have the right to buy their property, and the different schemes available. 

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