Eligibility to buy your home
If you have been a tenant of the Housing Executive or another eligible landlord for five years you can apply to buy your home. You can buy all or part of your home.
You may still be able to buy your home even if you haven’t lived there for five years. This may apply, for example, where you have taken over the tenancy after the death of a family member. We call this a “succession”.
Someone - like a husband, wife or civil partner - may have transferred the tenancy to you. We call this a tenancy “assignment”.
If you were a tenant of a housing association, or other eligible landlord you must provide proof of this before we will accept your application to buy your home.
If you are an introductory tenant you cannot apply to buy your home. Your time as an introductory tenant will count towards eligibility.
Any discount that we calculate on the valuation of your home -when you are able to buy - will also include this time.