How to become a resident

There are several ways to become a GreenSquare resident.

For Affordable or Social rented homes

We do not hold our own waiting lists, and applications must be made through a local authority. This may be through your own local authority, or some work in partnership with others.

Details of choice-based lettings systems in areas we have homes are detailed below. If your application is successful, you will either be able to bid for GreenSquare homes through their systems or they will nominate you to one of our homes.

We may however have a small number of homes available to rent here. This will be let on a first come, first served basis, in accordance with our Allocation and Lettings Policy.

Homes for Wiltshire

If you require a home in Wiltshire, please visit their website here.

Swindon Home Bid

If you require a home in Swindon, please visit their website here.

Gloucestershire Homeseeker

If you require a home within the areas of Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucester City Council, Stroud District Council, or Tewkesbury Borough Council please visit their website here.

Bucks Home Choice

If you require a home within Aylesbury Borough Council, you need to register through Bucks Home Choice here.

Cherwell Homechoice

If you require a home within Cherwell District Council area, please visit their website here.

Oxford Register for Social Housing

If you require a home within Oxford City Council, please visit their website here.

South Oxfordshire Homechoice

If you require a home within South Oxfordshire District Council, please visit their website here.

Vale of White Horse Homechoice

If you require a home within Vale of White Horse, please visit their website here

West Oxfordshire

If you require a home in West Oxfordshire, please visit their website here.

Mutual Exchange

If you are a current tenant of another social landlord, you can find residents to exchange homes with by visiting www.homeswapper.co.uk. This is a national house swap website that our residents use when they are looking to move home. Once registered, you are able to search for potential swaps. See our mutual exchange page for more information.

Leasehold

Click here to find out more about how to become a leaseholder (Home owner handbook).

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. It's an ideal option for people who cannot afford to buy a property outright on the open market. 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. You have the same rights and responsibilities as any other leasehold homeowner.

You can apply by logging on to www.helptobuysouth.co.uk and completing their online application form. Alternatively, you can call Help To Buy South on 0845 604 11 22 or email info@helptobuysouth.co.uk. Once registered, you then let us know you’ve done this.

Find new properties that are available here.

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. Find out more about properties available here.

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. Find properties that are available here.