Rent to home

Making The Difference means refunding up to 70% of your rent to fund your home deposit.

Rent to Home isn’t just a kind idea. It’s a one of a kind idea.

By renting a home from The Cambridge, we’ll keep your money safe and give back 70% of it to use as a deposit when you’re ready to buy.

The Rent to Home initiative has been designed to help those who can afford to rent, but are unable to save a deposit to purchase a home.

If you’re successful you’ll be able to rent a newly refurbished property from us for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. During this time, if you’re ready to purchase your own home, 70% of the rent paid will be returned to help towards the deposit.

The return of 70% relies on you taking a mortgage with The Cambridge.

The properties are conveniently located in Great Shelford, for those working in or commuting from the city of Cambridge. Recently refurbished, they will provide a great home for the successful applicants in Great Shelford while they’re making their way to the first step of home ownership.

Great Shelford is a short distance outside of Cambridge, with excellent road connections and cycling links to Addenbrookes Hospital and Cambridge city centre. For public transport, the village is ideally placed for easy access to both Cambridge and London via local bus services and a mainline railway station with trains from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street.

Great Shelford is home to an excellent range of local amenities including three pubs, a Tesco, bakers, delicatessen, library, butchers, and several other small shops. There is a primary school, health centre, dentist, and great sporting facilities within the recreation ground.

 

Properties to rent

Great Shelford - Flat 1

Great Shelford - Flat 1

Located in the heart of Great Shelford this first floor flat has two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate kitchen and lounge. 

Property Particulars:
SHARED ENTRY LOBBY – with stairs rising to the first-floor level to the front door of flat

ENTRANCE HALLWAY – with small cupboard leading to:

BEDROOM 2 – 9’6” x 7’3” with 2 windows to side aspect

BATHROOM – with ‘Velux’ type roof light, bath, shower over bath, WC, wash basin with mirror above and heated towel rail

BEDROOM 1 – 15’3” x 7’4” with window to front aspect, ‘Velux’ type roof light and built-in wardrobes

LIVING ROOM – 12’2” x 10”2’ with Window to front aspect and French doors and Juliet Balcony to side aspect leading to:

KITCHEN – 7”4’ x 7”2’ with window to side aspect, fitted with base and wall units, work top, sink and integrated appliances including oven, electric hob with extractor above, fridge freezer, washing machine.

One allocated parking space in car port below

Great Shelford - Flat 2

Great Shelford - Flat 2

Located in the heart of Great Shelford this first floor flat has two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen / lounge with breakfast bar. 

Property Particulars:

SHARED ENTRY LOBBY – with stairs rising to the first-floor level to the front door of flat

ENTRANCE HALLWAY – leading to:

BEDROOM 2 – 8’3” x 5”9’ With built in wardrobe and window to side aspect

BEDROOM 1 – 8”4’ x 8”3’ With built in wardrobe and windows to side aspect

BATHROOM – with bath, shower over bath, WC, washbasin with mirror above and heated towel rail

KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM – 17”7’ x 11”4’ with window to rear aspect, French doors and Juliet Balcony to side aspect, Kitchen fitted with base and wall units, breakfast bar, work top, sink, and integrated appliances including oven, electric hob with extractor above, fridge freezer, washing machine

One allocated parking space in car port below

How to enter

  1. Read the important information about the initiative, how it works, how much you could save and who is eligible to enter.
  2. Speak to the team on  0345 601 3344  if you've any questions before you enter
  3. Complete the application form
  4. Email your application to us at makingthedifference@cambridgebs.co.uk by 5pm on the 30th September 2022
  5. Don't forget to password protect your application and send us the password in a separate email

Information and Terms of the Rent to Home Initiative

This PDF includes the details of the initiative including application requirements, the rental amounts and the values returned to support with your first home deposit and the full Terms and Conditions.

Download now

Timeline

2022

23 JUN
Initiative launched

Our Rent to Home initiative launched.

1 AUG
Open for applications

Now open for new applications!

17 SEPT
Open day

Take a look around, visit on Saturday 17th, Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th September!

21 SEPT
Open day

Take a look around, visit on Saturday 17th, Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th September!

24 SEPT
Open day

Take a look around, visit on Saturday 17th, Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th September!

30 SEPT
Applications close

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 30th September or when 50 applications are received, whichever is first.

7 OCT
Ballot

The ballot will be drawn and our lucky applicant will be contacted by 7th October.

? OCT
Move in!

We know things take time to sort, so you’ve up to three months to move in following the ballot draw.

If you’d like to find out more about Rent to Home please speak with one of the team today on 0345 601 3344.

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