Through the Right to Buy scheme, you can purchase your home at a discounted price, lower than the full market value. To see if you can apply, check out the eligibility checker on the Right to Buy website 

The maximum discount is £84,600 across England (except in London boroughs where it is £112,800). It will increase each year in April in line with the consumer price index (CPI).  

The discount is based on: 

  • How long you have been a tenant with a public sector landlord 
  • The type of property you are buying 
  • The value of your home 

When buying a home on someone else's behalf, you count the years of whoever has been a public sector tenant the longest. In most cases, you will have to repay some, if not all, of your discount if you sell your home within five years.  

Smaller discounts may apply if you have used the Right to Buy scheme in the past. For more information, please visit the Right to Buy page, or find out more about what it means to be a homeowner.