369. Public sector.

Subject to certain conditions, a secure tenant normally has a right to buy the dwelling which he occupies1. In this context 'right to buy' means:


    (1)     if the dwelling is a house, and the landlord or a public sector head-landlord owns the freehold, the right to acquire the freehold;


    (2)     if the landlord does not own the freehold or the dwelling is a flat, the right to be granted a lease of the premises2.

To exercise the right, the tenant must usually have occupied the house or flat as a secure tenant for three years3. The price payable by the