If your property was a council house but sold to another landlord whilst you lived there, then you may have the ‘Preserved Right to Buy’. You will need to ask your landlord if you are eligible for this scheme.
If you are not eligible for ‘Preserved Right to Buy’, you may be able to apply to another scheme called ‘Right to Acquire’. This scheme is for those who have had a public sector landlord for three or more years.
To be eligible for ‘Right to Acquire’, your property must have been bought or built by the landlord after 31st March 1997 and funded by a social housing grant. Alternatively, it must have been transferred from a local council to a housing association after 31st March 1997.
Another scheme called ‘Voluntary Right to Buy’ is currently being piloted by the government. If you are not eligible for any of the other schemes, this may be an option for you. To find out, talk to your landlord.