Right to Buy

If you're a Home Group secure tenant or an assured tenant with a protected Right to Buy and you want to buy your current home at a discount, Right to Buy is ideal for you.

What is Right to Buy?

If you rent an ex-council house with Home Group as a secure tenant or an assured tenant with a protected Right to Buy, then you may be able to buy your home at a discounted rate under the government’s Right to Buy scheme. 

Who is Right to Buy for?

The scheme may apply to you if your home was owned and managed by a local council when your tenancy started and it was transferred to Home Group while you lived there. You also may be eligible if you’ve been renting your home from us since before 15th January 1989. 

How much is the discount for Right to Buy?

The discount for Right to Buy can be sizeable - up to £82,800 to be exact (or up to £110,500 in London). But of course, this will depend on the number of years you’ve been living in your current home and whether it’s a flat or a house.

To check your eligibility and discuss Right to Buy with one of our knowledgeable and experienced advisors, email us on sharedownershipresales@homegroup.org.uk.

Do you qualify for right to buy?

  • You’re a secure tenant or an assured tenant with a protected Right to Buy
  • You’ve had a public sector landlord (council or Home Group) landlord for at least three years
  • Your home is your only residence
  • Your home is a self-contained property

FAQs: Right to Buy

  • Can I make a joint application for Right to Buy?

    • If you’re eligible, you may be able to buy with someone who is on the tenancy agreement with you, your spouse or civil partner or up to three family members who have been living in your home for at least 12 months before you apply (they don’t need to share your tenancy but it must be their main home).

  • I don’t know how much my home is worth. How can I find out?

    • As part of the Right to Buy process, a qualified surveyor will value your property and calculate a purchase price for you.

  • Will I need to pay back the discount if I sell my home?

    • It depends. If you sell your home less than five years after buying through Right to Buy then you will need to repay some (or all) of your discount. But if you sell after those first five years then you won’t need to repay any of the discount.