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An Introduction to the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in England

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On average this
course contributes
1 - 2 hours
towards your CPD

The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and gives qualifying social housing tenants the right to buy their home. The scheme is open to secure tenants of local authorities and non-charitable Housing Associations. This course specifically focuses on the Right to Buy in England, as other countries in the UK follow different rules.

The training provides individuals with a basic introduction to the operation of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes, an understanding of which tenants qualify and how the schemes operate.

On completion of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The history and background to the Right to Buy
  • Who is eligible to purchase a property
  • What are the exceptions to the Right to Buy
  • The Right to Buy discount rules
  • The procedures and timescales for dealing with Right to Buy applications
  • The Right to Acquire scheme
  • The cost factors that tenants need to be aware of before becoming a homeowner

Course Details

Lesson Plan

The course is divided into several topics, including:

  • An introduction to the Right to Buy
  • Who is eligible for the Right to Buy
  • Right to Buy discount rules
  • Managing Right to Buy applications
  • The Right to Acquire
  • The cost of becoming a homeowner

Target Audience

This course is targeted primarily at individuals working within the social housing sector.


With approximately 48 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take 1 - 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 - 2 hours.

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