Who has the right to buy
You may have the right to buy:
If you've had a public sector landlord for 5 years. You will only be able to purchase under the scheme if your house or flat is your only home and is self-contained. Any land let together with your home (for example, gardens) will usually be treated as part of your home.
You cannot buy your home:
- If the Council obtains a possession order from the Court which requires you to leave your home;
- If you are an un-discharged bankrupt;
- If there is a bankruptcy petition pending against you;
- If you have made an arrangement with creditors and you still owe them money;
- If you have a Demoted or Introductory tenancy agreement.
Certain types of property cannot be bought under the Right to Buy and more details can be found on the exceptions page.