London Borough of Croydon

What is the right to buy scheme?

If you are a secure tenant, you may be entitled to buy your home through the right to buy scheme.

You may be entitled to a discount to enable you to buy your home for less than the open market value.

The maximum discount that you can receive has been increased to £110,500 for all new applicants who applied on or after 6 April 2018.

You can visit the GOV.UK right to buy web pages to find out more information about right to buy.

Am I eligible?

You may be able to buy your home if:

  • it's your only or main home
  • it's self-contained
  • you're a secure tenant
  • you've had a public sector landlord (eg a council, housing association or NHS trust) for three years (it doesn't have to be three years in a row).

You can share the right to buy with up to three family members who are not joint tenants - as long as they have all lived with you for at least 12 months prior to submitting the right to buy application.

How to apply

Download the application form and return the completed form to us.

Tenants of certain housing associations may also be able to buy their homes through the right to buy scheme - they should contact their landlord for further information.


Home ownership team

020 8726 6100
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk




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