Right to buy your home

Buying with family members

You can buy your home with family members or a spouse/civil partner, even if they are not joint tenants, as long as:

  • it is their only or principal home
  • they have lived there for a minimum of 12 months before applying.

Family members cannot apply for the Right to Buy or buy the property without the main tenant(s).

Joint tenants

In a joint tenancy usually both tenants must apply to buy.

If you do not want to apply, you must agree to the sale by filling in the appropriate part of the application form.

You should also consider getting legal advice, as when you end your tenancy you will lose rights to the property.