Buying your council home

Right to buy and fraud

It is a criminal offence to apply to buy a council property if you know that you are not eligible.

We check all applications against council tax and other records and will investigate any applications that look suspicious. Improper applications can result in eviction and criminal prosecution.

Buying on behalf of a third party

There are companies and individuals that offer tenants money to apply to buy the home on their behalf. You must not enter into this type of deal. Some tenants have ended up homeless through this. If you enter into this type of agreement, you will have to repay the discount. Any money that you make is unlikely to be enough to buy another home, and we will not provide you with another tenancy.