Right to Buy: buying your council home

3. Applying

  1. Fill in the Right to Buy application form (RTB1 notice).

  2. Send it to your landlord.

  3. Your landlord must say yes or no within 4 weeks of getting your application (8 weeks if they’ve been your landlord for less than 3 years). If your landlord says no, they must say why.

  4. If your landlord agrees to sell, they’ll send you an offer. They must do this within 8 weeks of saying yes if you’re buying a freehold property, or 12 weeks if you’re buying a leasehold property.