Right to Buy



If you are a council or housing association tenant and your application is received on or after 6 April 2017, the Right to Buy scheme can help you buy your home with a discount of up to £104,900 (£78,600 outside London). Applications received before 6 April 2017 are currently capped at £103,900 (£77,900 outside London).

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.

And if up to three family members have been living with you for at least 12 months, then they can join the Right to Buy.  

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

Or you can speak to the Homeownership Team for more information (contact details in How to apply for Right to Buy below).

The Homeownership Team can help advise you on your eligibility, and assist you with your application. Contact them today.

Email Rtb.lease@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone 020 8496 4197 ext 2781/4044/4076/2670.


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

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​