Right to Buy


The Right to Buy scheme can help you to buy your own home if you are a council or housing association tenant.

The scheme offers a discount of up to £110,500 (£82,800 outside London) off the market value of your home, if your application is received on, or after, 6 April 2019.

If your application is received before 6 April 2019, the maximum discount is £108,000 (£80,900 outside London). 

How do you qualify for Right to Buy?

You’ll need to have been a council or housing association tenant for at least three years.

However, we can take into consideration the time you spent as a tenant of another council, or housing association as a secure tenant.

If up to three family members have been living with you for at least 12 months, then they can join your Right to Buy application.  

More information on Right to Buy

Find more information on the government's Right to Buy website.

Or you can speak to our Homeownership Team for more information.

Email Rtb.lease@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone 020 8496 4197 ext: 4044 / 5208 / 5204 / 5206 / 5207

How to apply for Right to Buy

When you want to apply for Right to Buy, download the application form to apply for your Right to Buy