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Right to Buy

There are two schemes that could help you to buy your home – right to buy and right to acquire.

Right to buy

This is a government scheme which offers council tenants (and former council tenants who are now our tenants) the chance to buy their home at a discount.

To qualify you must:

  • have been a tenant of South Oxfordshire District Council on 7 July 1997, and
  • transferred to Soha Housing, and
  • have been a tenant with us continuously since then, or
  • be a qualifying successor of a tenant who transferred on 7 July 1997

Right to acquire

Similar to the right to buy scheme, the right to acquire initiative applies to tenants who’ve had a public sector landlord for three years. It also gives tenants the right to buy their property at a reduced cost.

You qualify:

  • if you were a public sector tenant (not necessarily with us) for three years, or
  • your home qualifies (right to acquire only applies to certain homes)

Contact us to see if your home qualifies. 

Want more info?

There’s more information about these two schemes in our 'home ownership - information for tenants' document. 

There’s also more general information about right to buy and right to acquire on the gov.uk website. 

Future plans to extend Right to Buy

The Government has plans to extend Right to Buy to more housing association tenants. Sign up for news about the plans that are currently being drawn up.

Contact Us


Soha Housing
Royal Scot House
99 Station Road
OX11 7NN


01235 515 900
0800 014 15 45

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