Low cost home ownership

Right to buy

Read more about Right to Buy

Right to Buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount.

Current tenants of Watford Community Housing who were tenants of Watford Borough Council before the homes were transferred to the Trust still have the Right to Buy.

A number of issues are taken into account to decide whether a household can buy their council home under the Right to Buy.  These include that: 

  • their council home is their only or main home
  • they are a secure tenant
  • their council home is self-contained 
  • they have been the tenant of a public sector landlord (eg, a council, housing association, NHS Trust) for at least three years. It does not have to be a continuous three year period
  • they have not broken the terms of their tenancy agreement
  • their landlord is not taking possession action against them

Find out if you are eligible to buy your council home.

Find out what level of discount you could get.

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