Voluntary Right to Buy

Housing associations are working with the Government to deliver its election commitment to extend the Right to Buy to their tenants by way of voluntary agreement instead of legislation.

If you live in a housing association home

The Government hasn't yet set out its full plans around the extension of Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

A pilot scheme in the Midlands was mentioned in the Autumn Budget, but any decisions about the scheme will be made by the Government. The National Housing Federation  doesn't have any control over when these decisions are made.

If you want to know more about Right to Buy and how it affects you as a housing association tenant, we recommend visiting the Government's Right to Buy website.

Any new information will be posted on the Government's website, which also includes information about other home ownership options. 

Right to Buy information for our members

The Federation and its members are now establishing how Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) will work in practice, making sure it delivers for tenants, for housing associations and for the Government.

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Stay up to date

If you are a member of the Federation, contact us to receive our regular VRTB update email for the latest information on the policy development. If want to discuss anything in more detail, email our Right to Buy team.

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