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Your right to buy your home: a guide

Guidance for tenants on the changes to the Right to Buy scheme.

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Your right to buy your home: a guide

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This guidance was most recently updated in April 2018.

Under the Right to Buy scheme, you can buy your home at a price lower than the full market value. This is because the length of time you have spent as a tenant entitles you to a discount.

This booklet describes the Right to Buy scheme as it works today, taking into account the changes made to the Right to Buy legislation which came into effect in April 2012 and July 2014. The information in it applies only to England. We have tried to make it easy to understand - but it is not a substitute for professional advice.

Published 3 April 2012
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to reflect change in the discount.
  2. Guide updated to take into account the changes made to the Right to Buy legislation which came into effect in July 2014.
  3. First published.