To qualify for the Right to Buy you must have spent a total of at least five years as a public sector secure tenant.
A public sector tenancy means one with a landlord like this Council or another Local Authority or a Registered Social Landlord (e.g. a Housing Association). The qualifying period does not all have to be with the same landlord.
The maximum discount available is £75,000.
Even if you are not joint tenants, your husband or wife may share the Right to Buy with you if the property is their only or principal home. Other members of your family may also be able to share the Right to Buy if the property has been their only or principal home for the last 12 months.
A person living with you as your husband or wife, but not actually married to you, is regarded as a member of your family.
You may not have the Right to Buy if your property was let to you as an elderly or disabled person or as a service tenancy.
For further information, please go to the Right to Buy page on our website.
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