About Rent to Buy


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What Is Rent To Buy?

Rent to Buy is a homeownership scheme designed to ease the transition from renting to buying a home.

It allows you live in your forever home by paying a subsidised rent, while you save up for a deposit to purchase the home in the future. It is a great option for first-time buyers who are struggling to save and rent on the open market, at the same time.

  • Step on the Ladder
  • Pay 20% Less Rent
  • Reputable Landlord
  • Try Before You Buy
  • Move in Straight Away
  • Save a Deposit Over Time

How Does Rent To Buy Work?

With Rent to Buy, you rent a newly built home, usually 20% below market rent value for up to five years, and put aside the savings towards a deposit.

At the end of the five-year time period, you will be offered the chance to purchase the home outright, or through Shared Ownership, and fulfil your dream of becoming a proud homeowner.

For Example:

  • Market rent for the home is £1,000 a month.

  • Rent to Buy rent is 20% below market rate, at £800 a month.

  • You save £200 a month for a deposit.

  • Total amount saved after five years is £12,000 to be used as a deposit.

Rent to Buy Savings

Am I Eligible for Rent To Buy?

To meet the criteria for Rent to Buy you must be:

  • In employment

  • A first-time buyer or former homeowner buying again (e.g. after a relationship breakdown)

  • Able to afford the rent repayments and save for a deposit

There are a limited number of Rent to Buy developments available and any current properties are listed here.

You can find out more about Rent to Buy by visiting the HomeOwners Alliance website.

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