Eligibility to buy your home
If you’ve been a tenant of the Housing Executive, or one of the other eligible social landlords, 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. This is called a “succession”. The tenancy may have been transferred to you by someone else, such as a husband, wife or civil partner. This is known as tenancy “assignment”.
If you were a tenant of a housing association, or other eligible social landlord, you must provide proof of this before we will accept your application to buy your home.
If you’re an introductory tenant you can’t apply to buy your home. The time as an introductory tenant will count towards eligibility and any discount that is calculated on the valuation of your home when you are able to buy.
Read a full list of eligible tenancies.