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Buying your council house

Under the 'Right to Buy' scheme you can buy your council house at a discounted rate, dependent on the length of your tenancy. It is important to note that the scheme does not apply to all properties, including some sheltered housing and elderly person's accommodation.

Before contacting us ...

If you are wanting to enquire about buying your council house first you must read this guidance set out by the Government - it tells you all about the process, what you have to do and what to expect.

Once you have read this you will need to complete and return a Notice claiming the Right to Buy (RTB1 form).

You should use this form if you are a council tenant and wish to purchase your home under the Right to Buy scheme.

Notice Claiming the Right to Buy form [438KB]

Once completed please return this form to the following address

Address: High Peak Borough Council, Buxton Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL.

Already put your application in and want to find out information?

If you have already submitted your application of Right to Buy and are looking for information you should ALWAYS instruct your solicitor to contact us. As this is a legal process we will only discuss legal matters with the solicitor assigned to your purchase.

If you have submitted a Right to Buy application but not yet appointed a Solicitor and you require an update on the status of your application, please only contact us if you have not received a letter of acceptance within four weeks of submitting your application form.

If you have received an acceptance (RTB2)  for your Right to Buy application but not your valuation, your valuation will be sent to you within eight weeks or twelve weeks if you have had tenancy with another Authority or are purchasing a Flat. Please only contact us if this time has passed and you haven't heard from us.


As part of the Government's Anti-Fraud campaign, the Council informs you that your application details will be shared between other Council's and Government Departments as a data matching exercise to prevent fraud.