City of York Council

Right to buy

Right to Buy (RTB) means you may be entitled to buy your council home at a discount to the full market value. Your discount is based on the number of years you have spent as a public sector tenant.

Some properties such as sheltered housing are excluded from the Right to Buy.

Once you have claimed the Right to Buy the council will not usually carry out general maintenance other than that for which it has a statutory obligation: for example, to keep a property wind and watertight, and to adequately maintain services, ie. heating, sanitary and electrical installations.

We are responsible for repairing and maintaining the communal areas, the structure of the building and the outside of your home. Although we are responsible for arranging and carrying out this repair and maintenance work, you will be asked to contribute to the cost through your service charge. Contact us for more information.

For further information you can visit the Communities and Local Government website and see the Right to Buy summary booklet or download their Right To Buy Guidance publications from this page.

Pages in Right to buy

  1. You are here: Right to buy
  2. Making a Right to Buy application
  3. Reselling homes bought under Right to Buy
  4. Who has the Right to Buy?

Housing Assistant Team

Department: Housing & Community Safety

Job Title: Housing Assistant Team

Telephone: 01904 552096

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

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