Right to buy

Last updated: 2 November 2017

'Right to Buy' ended for all council and housing association tenants in Scotland on 31 July 2016.

If you missed the deadline — you will still be a tenant with a secure tenancy.

If you still want to buy your home

Your council or housing association may agree to sell it to you. However, they don't have to do this, and if they do, you'll have to pay the full price of the home without any discounts.

Before choosing to buy your home

Get professional financial advice to make sure you can afford it – not just the cost of the home after the discount, but other costs too.
Things like repairs and building insurance would have been included in your rent before, but when you own your home you'd be responsible for paying them.

Help and advice

If you would like to speak to someone about 'Right to Buy', contact your local council housing department.

Contact Citizens Advice on 0808 800 9060 or visit a bureau for help with Right to Buy issues.

Shelter Scotland can help with complaints related to housing.

For more information on the scheme read the leaflet 'Your Right to Buy Your Home: A guide for Scottish Secure Tenants'.