Guidance

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.

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Thinking of buying your council flat?

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This guidance was most recently updated in April 2018.

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
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to reflect change in the discount.
  2. 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.
  3. Guide updated to take into account the changes made to the Right to Buy legislation which came into effect in July 2014.
  4. First published.