Rentplus sites in progress:
Completed Rentplus Sites:
Rentplus is an innovative affordable housing product, which, without reliance on public grant, will bring substantial UK institutional investment into the affordable housing sector. Rentplus has been developed in Plymouth by Pillar Land Securities Limited and Tamar Housing working with Plymouth City Council.
People on the housing register who aspire to home ownership will be able to rent an affordable home from Rentplus, with the opportunity to purchase that home after a period of time. Tamar Housing will manage the homes on behalf of Rentplus and support tenants progressing to ownership. In addition to benefiting from an affordable rent, tenants buying their Rentplus home will be gifted a ten per cent deposit to assist with their purchase.
Rentplus is ideal for people who are in training, starting out in employment or members of our armed services.
Rentplus has Ministerial approval, and it provides a real opportunity to people in housing need that aspire to home ownership and will never reach the top of the housing list. Rentplus complements existing forms of social rent and affordable housing and provides a step change increase in the number of affordable homes and a stimulus to the local economy (jobs, training and skills).
Rentplus has agreed with Plymouth City Council to fund at least 500 new affordable homes in Plymouth, bringing significant investment into the city. As tenants move into ownership, the Rentplus model intends that their homes will be replaced with new Rentplus homes for rent.
Tamar Housing has already completed over 70 Rentplus homes in Plymouth, North Tawton and Sherborne. Construction work continues to new homes at Hartley Gardens in Mannamead, Redwood Heights in Plympton, Fairway Gardens in Sparkwell and Chilmark Glade in Shaftesbury. Further information on these, and upcoming schemes, are available on the relevant links above.
Julie Barnett, Chief Executive, Tamar Housing Society, said: “I am delighted to be working with Rentplus to offer affordable rented homes to local people and the opportunity to help and support those households into home ownership after a period of renting”.
For further details, please see http://www.rentplus-uk.com/ or register your interest by completing this form.