Buying your council home (Right to Buy)

The Right to Buy (RTB) scheme gives eligible council tenants the right to buy their home from the council at a discount.

If you've been a secure tenant for three or more years, you are eligible for the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme. The three years or more do not have to be in a Lambeth Council home, they can be with another council or with other public sector landlords.

You do not qualify for the RTB scheme if you:

  • live in sheltered housing for the elderly, the disabled or people with mental health problems
  • live in a property that is particularly suitable for the elderly and was let to be lived in by someone aged 60 or more
  • work for Lambeth Council and your home is part of your conditions of service (this only applies in some cases)
  • are an introductory tenant.

You can quickly check your eligibility on the Right to Buy website.