To find out what discount you could be entitled to, look under your years of tenancy and then across to the house or flat/maisonette column depending on what type of property you are living in and that is the percentage of the discount you could be entitled to.
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Years of Tenancy
The discount rules
The Right to Buy scheme gives tenants a discount on the market value of their home. The longer you have been a tenant, the more discount you get. The maximum discount you can get is £80,900, unless your home is in London where the maximum discount is £108,000. The maximum discounts will increase on 6 April each year if the Consumer Price Index increases. If the Index does not increase, the discounts will remain the same.
Subject to this limit, the amount of discount for which you are eligible depends on the time you have spent as a public sector tenant, with:
• your present landlord
• another ‘Right to Buy landlord’
You must have been a public sector tenant for at least 3 years in order to qualify for the Right to Buy. If you live in a house, you can get a discount of 35 per cent after 3 years tenancy. You also get 35 per cent after 4 and 5 years tenancy.
For each extra year after that, you get another 1 per cent for each year of tenancy up to a maximum of 70 per cent. If you live in a flat, you can get a discount of 50 per cent after 3 years as a tenant. You also get 50 per cent after 4 and 5 years tenancy. For each extra year after that, you get another 2 per cent for each year of tenancy, up to a maximum of 70 per cent.