Right to buy

Right to Buy was first introduced in 1980 and allows secure tenants to purchase their home at a price lower than the full market value.

We can offer free support and advice as part of this process. Telephone 01283 595795 or email Businesssupportqueries@southderbyshire.gov.uk for further information. If you use a company to help with your application, they may charge you.

The Government offers free and impartial advice on all aspects of Right to Buy including eligibility, affordability and the chance to chat to an advisor.


Before you decide to purchase your home, it is important to remember that there are a lot of costs and new bills you will need to pay.

As part of the buying process you will have fees for solicitors, valuers and surveyors.

When you’ve bought your property, you will have to consider mortgage repayments, service charges, building insurance and repairs and maintenance costs.

If you were in receipt of Housing Benefit you will no longer be able to claim this to pay your mortgage