The Right to Buy (external link) is a government scheme to allow secure council tenants to buy their council house or flat.
To decide if buying your home is right for you, you need to consider if you can afford it as mortgage repayments are not the only costs you will be responsible for, especially if it is a leasehold flat (external link) (as you may have service charges to pay):
To help you reach your decision the government has a team of independent advisors (external link) who are there to help you make the right choice.
If you think the Right to Buy is right for you, you will need to complete an application form.
I have purchased my council flat how do I pay the service charges?
If you have purchased your council flat you will still need to pay the buildings service charges.
If you pay online you will need to select the 'housing rent' option. Your reference/account is the 9-digit reference number that appears on your service charge invoices beginning with an '8'.