At last year’s Conservative Party Conference, the Housing Secretary announced plans to give housing association tenants the opportunity to become ‘shared-owners’. We consulted with customers who rent a home from Accent to find out if they think it is a good idea and whether they would be interested, if eligible.

You can read the full results of the survey here.

We are still not sure whether these proposals will come to fruition, what the eligibility criteria are and what this will mean for Accent and its residents, but in the meantime:

  • Understanding the homeownership aspirations of existing customers helped us to determine what type of homes to build and where to build them.
  • We analysed how the Right to Shared Ownership would affect Accent’s finances and our capacity to build more homes.
  • Your feedback was shared with the Capital Investment Committee, which is responsible for ensuring the delivery of our development programme.
  • Headlines from the consultation formed part of a collective responses to the proposals from housing associations. Read more here.

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An informal online community of involved residents, who take part in regular surveys and consultations.

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