Right to Buy: summary booklet

'Want to make your home your own?' Right to Buy summary booklet.



Under the Right to Buy scheme, council tenants and housing association tenants with Preserved Right to Buy may be eligible for a discount of up to £77,900 (or £103,900 in London). This amount will increase every year in line with the Consumer Price Index. The maximum percentage discount for a house has increased from 60% to 70% (in line with flats).

This summary booklet is for tenants interested in taking up their Right to Buy. It provides an overview of eligibility criteria, discount levels, the application process, how to take the next steps and useful contacts for free, unbiased advice, including the Right to Buy Agent service.

This booklet takes into account the major changes made to Right to Buy in April 2012, July 2014 and the changes to eligibility in May 2015.