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Buying your council home

Under the Right to Buy scheme you may be able to buy your home from Dudley Council.

The length of time that you have spent as a tenant also entitles you to a discount on the price that you buy the property from us at. Here is some information that will help to explain the Right to Buy scheme and the costs associated with home ownership.

The maximum discount amount for Right to Buys will increase from 6th April 2019 to £82,800. These discounts will apply to applications which are served on the landlord by the tenant on or after 6 April 2019.

The discounts do not apply retrospectively to applications made before 6 April 2019.

Please download and complete the appropriate Word or PDF version of the application form first from the options below. Once done, submit your completed application form and other relevant documentation using the online form. This service requires an online payment. After you submit your form you will be taken to our secure payment facility to pay for the requested service.

Do I have the right to buy

There is an initial qualification period that you must meet before you can apply to buy your home. You must have held a tenancy with us, another local authority (or a public sector body) for at least two years before you can apply to buy. If your secure tenancy started after 18 January 2005 you do not have the Right to Buy until you have spent at least three years as a public sector tenant.

Changes to Right to Buy

There are proposed changes to the right to buy scheme which may come into effect over the next year (the decision is subject to legislative change). These changes will effect discount levels, eligibility criteria and the introduction of the right to buy agents service - to find out more please read the Department for Communities and Local Government leaflet (available to download below).

The DCLG have a FAQ page you may find useful.

Right to Buy and Life Insurance

During the last few months we have been made aware that there is a company operating in our area encouraging residents to complete Right to buy applications and that there is a requirement to take out Life Insurance policies.

There is no requirement for you to take out any policy for life insurance at the point of making a Right to buy application and no money or bank details should be exchanged with Right to buy companies.

Related Documents

For more information please contact Dudley Council Plus.