Rent or buy a home

Rented homes

In terms of rented homes, we offer Affordable and Social rent homes. Nominations for these are generally received from local authorities, through their choice-based lettings systems.

We do have a small number of Social or Affordable rent homes that can be accessed directly from us here.

We also have some intermediate rent homes which can be accessed here.

Market rent homes can be accessed here; and

Student accommodation home can be accessed here.

55+ homes

We have housing specifically for customer aged 55 and over. Further information about this is available here.

In Oxfordshire, we also have extra care homes. Extra care has all the benefits and facilities of our 55+ housing, but with the added reassurance of on-site, 24 hour care available, if you need it. More information about this is available here.

Supported housing

We offer some supported housing, the details of which are available here.

Home ownership

GreenSquare currently offers four routes into home ownership. We can no longer prioritise applicants unless they are in the MOD. Otherwise its based on a first-come first-served basis. All four options are designed to help you achieve home ownership over the long term. If you, or any of your friends and family  would like to find out more, just email sales@greensquaregroup.com for further information.

The most suitable low-cost housing option for you depends on various criteria, including your personal circumstances and affordability. To be considered for any of the categories below you need to register with www.helptobuysouth.co.uk

As long as your total household income is under £80,000 a year, you can be considered for:

  • Shared ownership
  • Resales
  • Rent to Homebuy
  • Buy your home.

Shared ownership

Shared ownership is a part buy, part rent scheme, where you purchase a share of a newly-built home, usually between 25% and 50% and pay a subsidised rent to GreenSquare on the remaining percentage. This is a very flexible solution because you can buy more shares when you can afford to and often continue until you own the property outright. In order to raise a mortgage to purchase your property share, savings will be necessary for a deposit. typically this varies between £3000 and £6000 depending on price and share bought.

Resales

A resale property is simply a shared ownership property that has been offered again for sale. In this case you can simply buy the same percentage share as the current owner (the person selling). As with new homes, you can also buy more shares when you can afford it, thus giving the option to own outright later.

Rent to Homebuy

For all those who don’t have sufficient savings for a mortgage, rent to Homebuy is a great option. It’s a kind of ‘try before you buy’ product and is proving very popular. People receiving Housing Benefit are not eligible for this product because it aims to suit all those who, for example, earn too much for social housing (‘affordable’), but who struggle with rental costs on the open market. It offers new homes to rent for a specified number of years with the expectation that you’ll be in a position to buy a share of your home at the end of this rental period. Residents sign up for an assured shorthold tenancy and pay just 80% of an average private let, which enables them to save regularly towards their goal of shared ownership.

GreenSquare has properties for rent, for low cost home ownership, and for sale. Details of all new homes we’re building or have built are available here

Homes for sale

We also have new homes for sale. Information on these and accessing home ownership is available here.