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What discount could I get?

The longer you have been a tenant, the bigger the discount you get off the market value of your home, up to a maximum discount of £77,900 or £103,900 if you live in London.

Discount levels for houses and flats are worked out differently, and start at 3 years of eligible tenancy, increasing to a maximum of 70% of the property value depending how long you’ve been a tenant.

House

You get a 35% discount of you’ve been a public sector tenant for 3 years. The discount remains at 35% until you have 5 years public sector tenancy.

After year 5, the discount goes up by 1% for every extra year you’ve been a public sector tenant, up to a maximum of 70% – or £77,900  across England and £103,900 in London boroughs, whichever is lower.

Flat

You get a 50% discount if you’ve been a public sector tenant for 3 years. The discount remains at 50% until you have 5 years public sector tenancy.

After year 5, the discount goes up by 2% for every extra year you’ve been a public sector tenant, up to a maximum of 70% – or £77,900 across England and £103,900 in London boroughs, whichever is lower.

discount-levelsClick here for a handy Right to Buy Calculator. It’ll help you work out the discount you could receive.

You could also check out local estate agents and property websites to get a rough idea of what your property could be worth.

Remember, buying is a big decision, and you should always get financial and legal advice before deciding whether to make your home your own. Take a look at our Can I afford it? page which gives an overview of other costs you will need to consider.

Contact us

For free, friendly, impartial advice contact the Government's Right to Buy Agent service. Our advisers are available Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Please remember to give the name of your landlord in any correspondence.

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