Right to buy
Different schemes that enable tenants of local authorities, housing associations or other private registered providers of social housing (PRPSH) to buy their homes.
The right to buy scheme, qualifying landlords and qualifying tenants, and how long a tenant must have lived in a property in order to exercise the right to buy.
Landlords and tenants must timely complete specific steps when tenants buy their council homes or face consequences of delays.
Discounts depend on when the tenancy was granted and the time spent at the property, with the maximum discount cap reviewed every year.
Occupiers might have to repay all or part of their discount if they sell a property they have bought under the right to buy.
Tenants keep the preserved right to buy if their property is transferred to a landlord whose tenants do not have the right to buy.
The right to acquire for tenants of private registered providers of social housing (PRPSH) and the preserved right to buy for former tenants of local authorities.