Right to Buy: buying your council home

6. Delays

Your landlord must complete parts of your Right to Buy application within set time limits.

You could get a reduction in the sale price if they don’t.

Applying for a reduction because of a delay

Fill in the ‘Initial notice of delay’ form (RTB6) and send it to your landlord.

Your landlord must then either move the sale along within 1 month or send you a ‘counter notice’. The counter notice will say that they’ve already replied or explain why they can’t speed things up.

If your landlord doesn’t reply within a month of getting the RTB6, fill in the ‘Operative notice of delay’ form (RTB8). This means that any rent you pay while you’re waiting to hear from your landlord could be taken off the sale price.

You can do this each time your landlord is late getting back to you.