Right to buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount. See the eligibility checker on the right to buy website to find out if you can apply.
You can get a discount on the market value of your home when you buy it if you qualify for right to buy.
The maximum discount is £77,900 across England (except in London boroughs where it’s £103,900). It will increase each year in April in line with the consumer price index (CPI).
The discount is based on:
- how long you’ve been a tenant with a public sector landlord
- the type of property you’re buying - a flat or house
- the value of your home
If you’re buying with someone else, you count the years of whoever’s been a public sector tenant the longest.
You’ll usually have to repay some or all your discount if you sell your home within five years.
You might get a smaller discount if you’ve used right to buy in the past.
Right to buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount. For more information, please visit the Gov.uk right to buy page.
You can also find out more about what it means to be a home owner.