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Delay procedure: A Guide for Landlords

Delay procedures A guide for landlordsRTB delay procedure note for landlords If a tenant considers that their landlord is delaying their Right to Buy, they can use the statutory delay process set out in sections 153A and 153B of the Housing Act 1985.

This guide is aimed at providing landlords with the Department’s view on the delay process works.

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For free, friendly, impartial advice contact the Government's Right to Buy Agent service. Our advisers are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays). Please remember to give the name of your landlord in any correspondence.