Shared Ownership 21 Towards a fourth mainstream tenure taking stock

It’s now almost two years since Orbit and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) published the influential Shared Ownership 2.0 – Towards a Fourth Mainstream Tenure report. We argued that with the right policy interventions we could double the number of new shared ownership homes from 15,000 to 30,000 a year by 2021, and in […]

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The affordability of retirement housing

This paper on the deliberations of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People was largely authored by Claudia Wood on behalf of the APPG, chaired by Lord Richard Best. In undertaking this inquiry, the APPG hoped to address the following questions: • What is the scale of the problem of affordability for retirement […]

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Understanding the secondhand market for shared ownership properties

Shared ownership allows would-be home owners to purchase a share in a property whilst a housing association owns the remainder. If shared owners wish to move, they may sell their share in the property and the buyer will become a new shared owner. Drawing on a survey of housing associations, focus groups with shared owners […]

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Shared Ownership 20 Towards a fourth mainstream tenure

This report explores the barriers, challenges and policy solutions across the product, brand, and investor and lender confidence to make shared ownership a mainstream tenure and an option for many more people. We have analysed a wealth of data, spoken to current and possible future customers and sought the views of key national stakeholders. Achieving […]

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Exploring experiences of shared ownership housing reconciling owning and renting

This report provides findings from ‘crisis moments’, a Leverhulme Trust funded research project. The research comprised: a series of 71 in-depth interviews that explored shared owners’ experiences in London, the South-East and East of England; 20 in-depth interviews with providers and stakeholders; and a total of six weeks’ observation in two housing associations, examining the […]

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Housing for Older People in Wales An Evidence Review

Wales has an increasing and increasingly diverse ageing population. This presents a challenge for Welsh housing. The majority of people over 65 in Wales are home owners – the likelihood of moving in later life decreases as we age, and is primarily in response to changing needs for support, or unanticipated events such as loss […]

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Achieving mobility in the intermediate housing market moving up and moving on

Shared ownership is the most common form of subsidised access to home-ownership, and is commonly viewed as a ‘stepping stone’ to owning a home in full. But to what extent does this actually happen? How are shared owners able to ‘move on’ once their housing needs or aspirations change? This summary report: – looks at […]

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What is Homeshare

In Homeshare, someone who needs a small amount of help to live independently in their own home is matched with someone who has a housing need and can provide support or companionship. These pages outline the benefits of Homeshare and provides details of existing UK homeshare schemes and of Homeshare membership.

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