Right to buy your home

Using the Right to Buy scheme

Find out how to apply for Right to Buy (RTB) - a government scheme which gives qualifying council tenants a chance to buy their homes. You will usually qualify for a discount from the full market valuation of their property if you have been a secure public sector tenant for at least three years.

Applying for the Right to Buy scheme

Buying a home can be a long process. The same applies when buying through the Right to Buy scheme.

Get an explanation of the full Right to Buy process at the Right to Buy website and from the information on this page below.

When you are ready, apply online for the Right to Buy scheme. 

If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact Home Ownership Team on 0203 373 6433 or email us on rs-homeownership@newham.gov.uk

Completed and signed paper Right to Buy application forms should be sent to:

Resident Services – Home Ownership Team
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU

Newham Council Officers will not ask for money to provide the Right to Buy service. Do not pay any third party agents to process your application form. Please also note that our officers always carry a proof of ID, be cautious of third party agents. You can contact us on the number above if you have any queries and our officers will be able to help with your query. 

Preventing and detecting fraud against the Council

Newham Council carries out checks to prevent and detect fraud. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment.

We may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, law enforcement agencies, or undertake local anti-fraud initiatives, in order to prevent and detect fraud or money laundering. The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies. Further details of how your information will be used by us, fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights can be found on our website and Cifas.

Please see the new Right to Buy maximum discount here (Word).

London: £136,400

Outside London: £102,400

These discounts will apply to Right to Buy applications which are served on the landlord by the tenant on or after 6 April 2024.

The discounts do not apply retrospectively to applications made before 6 April 2024.