Buying or renting a home in Lancaster Cohousing is a little different from buying or renting a home in an ordinary street. As well as negotiating with the home owner (details below), you also need to decide whether you are prepared to be an active part of the community, and apply to join.
If there is not currently a home to buy or rent to meet your needs, but you would like to stay in touch in case one comes up in the future, please contact our Membership Team and ask about our waiting pool. You may also like to check availability in other cohousing projects in the UK on the UK Cohousing Network website here.
Of the 41 Lancaster Cohousing homes, 35 are leasehold and six are freehold. They have different membership requirements:
- Leasehold Forgebank homes
(These are all the 35 homes to the east of Halton Mill, in Forgebank Walk and nos. 39 - 47 Mill Lane. They include one bed flats, and two and three bed homes. The lease is 999 years from 2012 or 2013.)
If you are thinking of buying or renting one of these, you must first be accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing.
- Freehold Heron Bank homes
(These are the 6 homes to the west of Halton Mill, at nos. 27, 29, 31, 33, 35 and 37 Mill Lane. They are all three bed homes.)
If you are thinking of buying or renting one of these, you may apply to be a member of Lancaster Cohousing if you wish, but this is not obligatory.
Homes for sale
- 2 Forgebank Walk (leasehold): One-bedroom first floor flat with mezzanine and balcony overlooking the river. Selling due to relocation. Contact the owner, Joanna: email@example.com
- 11 Forgebank Walk (leasehold): One-bedroom first floor flat with mezzanine and balcony overlooking the river. Selling due to relocation. Details are here. Contact the owner, Martin Parkes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 13 Forgebank Walk (leasehold): Three bedroom house.
Details are here. Contact the owner, Mark: email@example.com
Note on house prices: Cohousing and passiv eco homes normally sell for more than equivalent, more conventional, homes because of the added value of the facilities that come with them. It is notoriously difficult to put a figure on this added value, but, to give you some idea, you can compare local house prices on the Right Move page for previous sales in Halton.
Homes for rent
There are no homes currently for rent, but we would be very interested to hear from people who want to rent, in case any of the homes currently for sale may be bought by people who wish to rent them out.