Right to Acquire

  • Headline benefits: You could be eligible to buy the home you rent at a discount of between £9,000 and £16,000 on the price of your home.
  • Headline requirements: You must be an assured tenant and have been a public sector tenant for at least 3 years.

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Availability: England only

Overview of scheme

If you’re a housing association tenant in England you could be eligible to buy the home you rent at a discount of between £9,000 and £16,000 on the price of your home. The amount of discount you’ll get depends on where you live.

Eligibility

You can apply to buy your housing association home if you’ve had a public sector landlord for 3 years.

If you’re a housing association tenant and you’re not eligible for this scheme, you might be eligible for the Preserved Right to Buy scheme.

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Preserved Right to Buy

If you’re a housing association tenant in England you could be eligible to buy the home you rent with a discount of up to £84,600 (£112,800 in London).

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