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Right to buy

Right to buy criteria

  • You must have a protected assured tenancy. You would have this if you had a home with your local authority and it was bought by L&Q through a stock transfer. Because you would have no choice in this transfer happening, your right to buy your local authority home is protected and L&Q must offer you this opportunity
  • You must have been a public sector tenant for at least three years
  • Your home is not about to be demolished. If you're not sure about this, check with L&Q
  • You don't have any legal problems with debt. For example, you're an undischarged bankrupt, have a bankruptcy petition pending against you or have obtained a debt relief order
  • You don't have any outstanding possession orders

If you can answer yes to the statements above then you probably qualify for right to buy, but check with your landlord to confirm this.

From 6 April 2015 the maximum discount increased to £77,900 across England and £103,900 in London.

Where can I get more information?

If you'd like to find out more about your right to buy then take a look at the government's frequently asked questions on eligibility. You can also use their right to buy calculator to help understand if you are eligible.

If you've read the information on our website and feel that you qualify, you can request an application pack by either contacting us online or calling 0800 015 6536.

There will some basic checks made we make before we send the application pack, but all final decisions will be made after a full application has been made.