Right to buy your home

Eligibility for Right to Buy

Before applying for the Right to Buy scheme, you should check to see if you qualify. Eligibility applies to both you and your property.

To qualify:

  • You must be a secure tenant in the property you wish to buy
  • You must have spent at least three years as a public sector tenant
  • The property must be your only or main home
  • You must not have breached your suspended possession order
  • Your home must not be due for demolition (a notice would have been served on you).

More information on qualifying for the Right to Buy scheme