Hi All, Mother in family home (council house) last 40 yrs. 3 bedroom terraced, working class area Dublin 15. Father passed away 4 yrs ago. Mother lives on her own in the house. Myself and two sisters have families of our own and moved out some years ago. She made inquiries about purchasing the house via the Tenant Purchase Scheme as she is only 58 and there is longevity in her side of the family so not keen on paying rent until she in 90 with nothing to show for it. We (the kids) have an emotional attachment and would love to see it stay in our family. Council said that because the property is currently "underutilized" it does not qualify for the scheme. My question is do tenants not have a right to buy their council houses? Can this be appealed? Anybody else with experience or advice on how to go about purchasing the house? Much obliged.