Renting through a housing association
Housing associations also known as registered social landlords or RSLs. They provide affordable housing for rent and run initiatives to help people own their own home. They work on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and are supported financially by the government. There are a number of housing associations in Solihull and some offer specialist accommodation to people with particular support needs. Find out more about Housing Associations here.
Shared ownership is an alternative to both renting and owning your own home outright. It enables people who cannot afford the whole cost of a property to step onto the property ladder.
Help to buy
For information on Help to buy products, please visit www.helptobuymidlands.co.uk
Movement incentive scheme
This scheme offers cash incentives to tenants with spare bedrooms to encourage them to move to smaller properties that are a more manageable size for them. This makes larger homes available to families in need. As well as cash, we can offer people help to move home as well, as part of the range of incentives.
To be eligible, you must be willing to move into a specific type of property. To find out more please contact us for more information. You can also contact our money advice team if you need advice on how changes to benefits may affect you.