Thinking of buying your council flat?
Guidance for tenants considering buying their flat where the freeholder is a council, housing association or other social landlord.
This guide explains the things to consider before you buy your flat, possible problems you may encounter and advice on where to seek help.
Published: 3 April 2012
Updated: 26 May 2015
- Guidance updated to take into account the changes made to the eligibility criteria in May 2015, which reduced the requirement of 5 years public sector tenancy to 3 years.
- Guide updated to take into account the changes made to the Right to Buy legislation which came into effect in July 2014.
- First published.