Buying your home is a big step but were here to help you decide if it’s the right decision for you and your family

We’ll give you all the advice, help and guidance you need throughout the buying process, signposting you to other independent agencies where necessary.

You'll firstly need to know what type of tenancy you currently have, you may be:

  • A secure tenant - someone who has a lifetime tenancy
  • An assured tenant - someone who has a fixed-term tenancy
  • A public sector tenant- someone whose landlord is a public body such as a council or housing association

If you’re unsure which applies to you, just give us a call to check on 0808 164 0111

What are the main differences between Right to Buy and Right to Acquire?

Both schemes were designed by the Government to allow social housing customers to buy the home they currently rent, at a discount. 
The schemes operate in very similar ways – the main difference is the amount of discount you receive. These levels are determined by the Government.

The Right to Buy scheme was set up to help people buy their council homes. It also extends to customers of social landlords who obtained their secured tenancies before the date council homes were transferred to new landlords. This date depends on which organisation was your landlord before Karbon Home.

The Right to Acquire scheme means more recent customers of social landlords aren’t ruled out from the possibility of buying their homes.

Unsure which scheme relates to you?

Read our Right to Buy - Right to Acquire information booklet to find out everything you need to know about each scheme, including which one you may be eligible for, as well as a handy pros and cons list to help you in making your decision.

Key Documents

Download our guide to buying your home under the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire schemes.

Next steps

Download a Right to Buy application pack or a Right to Acquire application pack.

Don’t forget you’ll need to provide ID when submitting your application.

For more information email us at or call us on 0808 164 0111.

For free, impartial advice about money contact the Money Matters Team by emailing or calling 0808 164 0111.