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Right to Buy Scheme

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 95972, tabled on 24 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department have taken steps to make options available for council tenants to buy their homes using mortgages which comply with Islamic law.

Answered on

1 December 2022

The legislation governing the Right to Buy scheme requires direct transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer (the tenant). Any transfer made to a third party is not compatible with the scheme, including Islamic mortgages that operate on this basis.