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. 

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.