Right to Buy
The Right to Buy scheme helps social tenants in England to buy
their council home at a discount.
You can apply for Right to Buy if you’ve been a council or
housing association tenant for five years (it doesn’t have to be
five years in a row).
Right to Buy discounts
If you qualify for Right to Buy, you can get a discount on the
market value of your home when you buy it. Your home’s market value
is the price it would fetch if it was sold.
As of 2 April 2012, the discount has increased and the
maximum discount is now £75,000 for anywhere in England.
The discount you can get is based on:
- How long you've been a tenant
- Where you live
- The type of property you're buying (a flat or a house)
If you've previously had a discount to help you buy a council
home, this may be taken off your Right to Buy discount.
How to apply for Right to Buy
There is a set process that you will need to go through to
buy your home under the Right to Buy scheme. You can download
the Government's Guide from here.
Your landlord has an application form for the scheme, which you
will need to complete, or you can download it from
For further advice and guidance contact your
Tenants of Northumberland County Council should contact:
Homes for Northumberland on 01670