Joining Lancaster Cohousing

Homes currently available for sale or rent

LATEST CHANGES:

Oct 2020 - 4 Forgebank Walk - for sale

Sept 2020 - 20 Forgebank Walk - for sale
Sept 2020 -
35 Mill Lane - price reduced to £270K
Sept 2020 - 1 Forgebank Walk - sale agreed
Sept 2020 - 27 Mill Lane - sold
Aug 2020 - 27 Forgebank Walk - sold
Aug 20
20 - 5 Forgebank Walk - rented. Seeking a sale in spring 2021

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

  • 1 Forgebank Walk  (leasehold - 999 years from 2012). £137,000. SALE AGREED
    1 bedroom end-terrace ground floor flat with a terrace overlooking the river.
    Details here. Executor sale. Please contact the owner, Felix: lfo@rogerwolfe.co.uk 
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk
  • 2 Forgebank Walk (leasehold - 999 years from 2012):
    1 bedroom first floor flat with mezzanine and balcony overlooking the river. Selling due to relocation. Contact the owner, Joanna:
    joanna@jozart.org
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk
  • 4 Forgebank Walk (leasehold - 999 years from 2012): £270,000
    3 bedroom mid-terrace home for sale. Owner relocating within Lancaster Cohousing. Details coming soon, but  meanwhile the
    design and footprint is the same as No 6 nextdoor but one. Contact the owner Kathy kathybashford@googlemail.com 
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk
  • 5 Forgebank Walk (leasehold - 999 years from 2012): £260,000
    3 bedroom mid-terrace home for sale. Owner relocating. Contact the owners Lucy and Huw
    lucyandhuw@hotmail.co.uk 
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk
  • 20 Forgebank Walk (leasehold - 999 years from 2012): £225,000
    2 bedroom mid-terrace home for sale. Owner relocating.
    Details here. Contact the owner Jan jnmskll@gmail.com 
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk 
  • 35 Mill Lane: Freehold. Offers over £270,000
    3 bedroom mid-terrace home for sale or rent. Owner relocating.
    H
    igh specs, balcony, landscaped garden, parking space. Details here.
    The buyer may
    apply to join Lancaster Cohousing at any time before or after buying or renting.
    Also available for SHORT-TERM RENT (see below).
    Contact the owner, Anna, on 07815 716 232 or email her at:
    3avignon@gmail.com 
  • 39 Mill Lane (leasehold - 999 years from 2012). £350,000.
    Home on three floors . Details tba. Video
    .
    Contact the owners, Janey and Dora at
    riverlune@hotmail.com.
    The prospective buyer must first have been accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing; please contact the Membership Team about how to join the community:
    join@lancastercohousing.org.uk

Homes for rent - none at the moment but...

If there is no home available…

We are always very interested to hear from people who want to buy, rent or buy to rent. 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.

You may also like to check availability in other cohousing projects on the UK Cohousing Network website here. 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 2019. More details here.

Joining the community

For the 35 leasehold homes, any sale or rental agreement is conditional on the prospective purchaser or tenant having been first accepted as a member of Lancaster Cohousing. So, as well as negotiating with the home owner in the normal way, you must also apply to be an member of the community. Please contact our Membership Team to start that process as early as possible in order to avoid holding up the purchase or rental agreement later on.

For the six freehold homes, joining the community is not a requirement, but an option: any sale or rental agreement is not conditional on membership, but you can apply for membership later if you wish, at any point.

Notes 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 for previous sales in Halton (eg on the Right Move page
    here).
  • Differences in first-time sale prices in Rightmove, Zoopla etc
    When the houses were sold for the first time in 2012, the prices varied. Some key people who had contributed very significantly to the creation of LCH paid a reduced price to take account of the ‘sweat equity’ value they had put in; others who had taken significant financial risk over the life of the project received a discount. So, if the first sale price of a unit seems different from other similar units, please contact us for more information.

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