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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Mixed Tenure in Extra Care Housing

This technical brief provides a comprehensive review of the principal ways of achieving mixed tenure in extra care housing developments.

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OFT investigation into retirement home transfer fee terms

In September 2009 the OFT announced an investigation into the contract terms signed by owner-occupiers of purpose-built retirement homes. We considered that a number of terms relating to transfer fees – payable when a lease is assigned, sold or disposed of – may be unfair, and hence breach the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations […]

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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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Housing Options for Older People

Looking ahead to 2026, the rising number of older people, combined with increased longevity, will create a much greater need for properties suitable for the impaired and averagely frail very old. This calls for a commitment to new ‘lifetime’ homes, constructed with the lifestyles of older people in mind. There is a need to plan […]

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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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