Joining Lancaster Cohousing

Homes currently available for sale or rent

Latest changes

September 2021: 5 Forgebank Walk and 14 Forgebank Walk sold. 31 Mill Lane sold. 27 Forgebank Walk is under offer. 39 Mill Lane still on the market .

August 2021 27 Forgebank Walk back on the market.

August 2021: 14 Forgebank Walk under offer  27 Forgebank Walk under offer.
July 2021.  14 Forgebank Walk: the owners are ideally looking for an immediate sale but would also consider renting the house out for 12 months in the first instance.    

July 2021. 19 Forgebank Walk off the market but 14 Forgebank Walk, similar 2 bed house, for sale at the same price

June 2021 - 19 Forgebank Walk for sale.  20 Forgebank Walk sold, 37 Mill Lane off the market .

May 2021 - 5 Mill Lane, 31 Mill Lane and 37 Mill Lane under offer

Note on joining the community

For the 35 leasehold homes (1-31 Forgebank Walk and 39-47 Mill Lane), you must have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing before you can complete a leasehold or rental agreement. For the six freehold homes (27-37 Mill Lane), there’s no requirement to be a member: if you wish to join, you can apply to join before completion or later at any point if you wish.

So, for a leasehold home, as well as negotiating with the home owner in the normal way, you must also apply to be an member of the community. Please read the whole of the Join section to make sure you understand what it means to join the community, how to get to know us, and how to apply. Please contact our Membership Team join@lancastercohousing.org.uk to start that process as early as possible in order to avoid holding up the purchase or rental agreement later on.

Homes for sale (all are built to Passiv House standard)

Homes for rent - none at the moment but this can change regularly, and …

In March 2021, after 3 years of discussions and negotiations, a number of Lancaster Cohousing members grouped together to lend some money to Lancaster Cohousing in order that the Cohousing project could purchase a flat and make it available for a secure rental to someone who otherwise couldn't live long term in the cohousing project.   There are some other possibilities for long term rental in Lancaster Cohousing, with another flat and 2 houses both being rented out on a long term basis by members. Please join our mailing list to hear about rental availability as opportunities come up, and enrol on one of our tours (see front page for dates) to start off your route to joining us.

If there is no home available…

If there is currently no home that meets your needs, but you’d like to stay in touch in case one comes up in the future, please ask our Membership Team about our waiting pool. In the email it would be helpful to know a bit about you, what interests you about cohousing, where you're living at the moment, the ages of the people in your household, and whether you're interested in buying or renting. And please also join our mailing list, which means you'll get notifications whenever any new buying or renting opportunities come up on the website.

You may also like to check availability in other cohousing projects on the UK Cohousing Network website. In particular, there’s a new separate senior cohousing project happening in Halton for over 55s: a site has been identified, initial plans drawn up, and hopefully building will start in 2021.

Notes on house prices at LCH

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