Greenwich

Buy your home under Right to Buy

If you've been renting your council or housing association home for at least three years, you may be able to buy your property at a discounted price under the government's Right to Buy scheme.

Check if you're eligible to buy your home under Right to Buy

Find out your Right to Buy discount

Your discount is based on the number of years you have spent as a public-sector tenant.

If you live in a house, your discount will be between 35 per cent and 70 per cent (up to the maximum discount allowed in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which is £103,900).

If you live in a flat, your discount will be between 50 per cent and 70 per cent (up to the maximum discount allowed in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which is £103,900).

You can use the discount calculator from Gov.UK to get an indication of what your discount will be.

Check you can afford to buy

Buying your own home is a big step and by doing so you will be taking on a big commitment, especially if you're buying a leasehold property.

If you buy a house, you usually buy the freehold. This means you will be the outright owner.

If you buy a flat or maisonette, you become a leaseholder. This means that you and your successors can live in the flat for a fixed time, usually 125 years.

Find out more about being a leaseholder

Check if you can afford to buy your own home (Gov.UK)

You may also find the home ownership and tenant cost comparison from Gov.UK useful.

Apply for Right to Buy

Contact us on 020 8921 4037/4299 or email home.ownership@royalgreenwich.gov.uk if you need more advice on the Right to Buy process.

Apply to buy your home through Right to Buy (Gov.UK)

For more guidance on the application process, use our step-by-step guide to the Right to Buy process.