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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.

Last Updated: 31st May 2017 Print Link

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