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Right To Buy

The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and is designed to help council tenants in England buy their home at a discount. The council supports home ownership. Since 2013, up to 31 March 2020, we have sold 223 homes under Right to Buy, at an average of 32 homes sold per year.

Since April 2012, major changes have been made to Right to Buy. Maximum discounts were increased from as little as £16,000 in some areas to a maximum that now stands at £84,200 across England (£112,300 in London). Of course, the number of units sold changes from year to year, but we generally average around 30 home sales to our residents a year.

Ashford Borough Council Right to Buy statistics
Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Homes sold under Right to Buy 31 34 31 46 23 32 26

Deciding to buy your home is likely to be the biggest financial commitment you will ever make, it is therefore important that you take the time to find out everything that is involved before making that decision.

All the information you need, advisory booklets and an application form are available on the Right to Buy section of the government's website where you can browse or download detailed information about buying your home.

Ashford Borough Council also require an additional form to be completed and submitted along with the RTB1 form. RTB additional info form [pdf] 154KB

Find out if you are eligible for the Right to Buy scheme

About Right to Buy

Can I afford it?

How to apply

For any further information email: housing@ashford.gov.uk or phone the Housing Services team on 01233 330531 or the Right to Buy team on 01233 330415.