Right to buy

right to buy

If you are a secure tenant, you may be able to buy your home at a discount under the government’s Right to Buy scheme.

To be eligible for Right to Buy, you must be a secure tenant and have rented your home from one or more public-sector landlords for a qualifying period – usually five years.

For more information, contact Lambeth:
Telephone 020 7926 6000
Website: Right to Buy

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Important information on the eligibility for the ‘right to buy’:

You do not qualify for the RTB scheme if you:

  • live in sheltered housing for the elderly, the disabled or people with mental health problems
  • live in a property that is particularly suitable for the elderly and was let to be lived in by someone aged 60 or more
  • work for Lambeth Council and your home is part of your conditions of service (this only applies in some cases)
  • are an introductory tenant.