Do I qualify for Right to Buy?
You could qualify for Right to Buy if:
- You’ve been a council or public sector tenant for three years. Your landlord must be: the council, a housing association, NHS trust or another public sector body
- You intend to use your home as your main residence
- The property isn’t shared with others – in other words, it’s self-contained.
You can apply for Right to Buy if you share a tenancy or live with up to three family members, but you’ll need to have lived together for at least a year.
If you live in an ex-council home and the council sold the property to a public sector landlord while you were living there, you could still qualify under what’s known as a ‘Preserved Right to Buy’. The government’s website has more details about this.