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Right to Buy

If you have been a council or housing association tenant for at least five years you probably have the right to buy your home. An important part of eligibilty is that the property must be the only or principal home and is self-contained.

The Right to Buy means that you can buy your home usually for less than the open market price. This is because you get a discount calculated  on the amount of time you have been a secure tenant.

If you live in a flat you can get a discount of up to 70% of the market value of the property or £100,000 whichever is the lower.

More information regarding this scheme is available from or by calling the Barbican Estate Office on 020 7029 3910.