Is it for me?

If you are an existing social housing tenant you may be able to buy your current home through Social HomeBuy with the benefit of a discount. To do so, your landlord must have decided to take part in the scheme. This may be of interest if you don't qualify for the Right to Buy or the Right to Acquire or if you are not currently in a position to buy a home outright.

Homes are usually bought on a shared ownership basis (see Shared Ownership) and you will need to buy a minimum share of 25%. However, you can buy the property outright at the outset.

The maximum discount will vary between 9,000 and 16,000, depending on the location of the property.