Right to Buy Eligibility

Find out if you’re eligible for Right to Buy

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following statements you could be eligible for a Right to Buy or Right to Acquire discount, but we will have to confirm this for you. If you think you may be eligible, please email rtbenquiries@radian.co.uk


I have a secure/fair rent Radian tenancy (or) I was a council tenant when my home was sold to Radian

Your tenancy agreement will tell you if you are a secure tenant.


I have an Assured Rent Radian tenancy or an Assured Shorthold Radian tenancy which began after April 2012 (with minimum 2 years fixed term)

Your tenancy agreement will tell you which type of tenancy you hold. Most starter tenancies are not eligible because they are for a 12 month period. Examples of tenancies that may be eligible are; Affordable Rent Assured, Affordable Rent Fixed Term AST, Social Rent Fixed Term AST, Assured and Mortgage Rescue Fixed Term AST.


The property is my only or main home

You may be eligible under Right to Buy if your property is your only or main home.


I have been a tenant for at least 3 years (or 5 years if your property was acquired by Radian with a mortgage rescue arrangement)

If you have been a public sector tenant for 3 or more years you could qualify to buy the home you currently live in if it is eligible for Right to Buy. 


I can confirm I don’t live in sheltered or other housing suitable for elderly or disabled people

You do not have the Right to Buy/Acquire your home in certain circumstances. There is more information about this in the Right to Buy Agency’s Right to Buy summary booklet. or on the Right to Acquire section on Gov.uk.


I can confirm I don’t have any legal problems with debt

You cannot buy your house if you are an un-discharged bankrupt, have a bankruptcy petition pending against you, entered into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (when you would have made arrangements with people that you owe money to and still owe them money) or have obtained a debt relief order.


I can confirm I don’t have any outstanding possession orders against me

You cannot buy your home if a court makes a possession order which says that you must leave your home. A possession order is usually made when your landlord takes you to court because you have not paid your rent, or you have breached the terms of your tenancy agreement in some other way.


I can confirm my home is not due to be demolished

If you have received a letter from your landlord in the last 7 years saying that your property will be demolished then you do not have the Right to Buy.


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