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Your right to buy your home

The Right to Buy is the government scheme that could allow you to buy your current home from Sunderland City Council at a discount from its market value. 

The following information will give you guidance about the Right to Buy including important information about how to apply and the costs and implications of owning your own home. More detail is available in the governments guide Your Right to Buy Your Home (opens new window).

To apply for the Right to Buy you need to complete an application form and there are a number of ways that you can do this. You can complete an application form online (opens new window) or download one to complete as a pdf (opens new window), although you will need to print this off yourself and send it to us in the post or simply get in contact and we can email a form or send you a copy in the post.

If you have any questions, then please get in touch: 

Housing Team, Sunderland City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland, SR1 3AA

Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5.15pm and Friday 8:30am - 4.45pm 

Contact details

Telephone: 0191 520 5555


If you are a tenant of Gentoo or any other social landlord within the city then you should contact them about your Right to Buy.

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