Buying your council home

Apply to buy your home

The government's Right to Buy: Own Your Home website describes how the scheme works.

You apply to buy your home by completing an application form either online or downloaded from the government's website.

HM Government: Right to Buy application

We will write back to you within 4 weeks, or 8 weeks if you have had tenancies with other landlords during your qualifying period.

We will tell you if we approve your application, giving you an explanation if we do not approve it.

If you have the right to buy, we will arrange to have the property valued. Then we send you an offer of sale which includes the price and some information about the service charges that you will have to pay once you buy.

We can guide you through the Right to Buy process. Signed completed forms should be sent to the address below. Enquiries can be sent to us by email.

Right to Buy applications
Home Ownership Services, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: homeownership@thurrock.gov.uk