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Find out about buying your council house

Valuing your property

It's a good idea to find out how much your home might be worth before applying. 

You can:

  • get help with a valuation on the Right to Buy website
  • find a local estate agent who can value your property

Other costs to consider

There are costs that you need to consider when looking to buy your property, including:

  • stamp duty
  • surveys
  • solicitors fees
  • service and maintenance charges if you are buying a leasehold property such as a flat
  • ongoing repairs and maintenance costs on your property


The maximum discount is £96,000 across England, except in London boroughs where it is £127,900. It will increase each year in April in line with the consumer price index (CPI).

The discount is based on:

  • how long you've been a tenant with a public sector landlord
  • the type of property you're buying - a flat or house
  • the value of your home

If you're buying with someone else, you count the years of whoever's been a public sector tenant the longest.

You'll usually have to repay some or all your discount if you sell your home (opens new window) within 5 years.

You might get a smaller discount if you've used Right to Buy in the past.

The maximum discount will increase to:

  • £136,400 in London boroughs
  • £102,400 outside of London boroughs

for all new applications received on or after 6 April 2024

Further information and guidance (opens new window)