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.

Rent to Home has been designed to help first time buyers 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 you've paid will be returned to help towards the deposit.

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


Property to rent

 Cottenham Flat

Cottenham Flat

The property is conveniently located for those working in or commuting from the city of Cambridge. Recently refurbished, it will provide a great home for you in Cottenham while you’re making your way to the first step of home ownership.

Cottenham is a short distance outside of Cambridge, with easy road and cycling links to the Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park. It is also close to Waterbeach, which offers rail links to London. For public transport, it is served by the Citi 8 bus, as well as being situated close to the guided busway.

Cottenham has a primary school and Village College, which has a gym with access to the public, along with recreation fields hosting cricket and football teams. The location of our flat offers a short walk to the countryside through the village and past the recreation fields. Cottenham is home to three pubs, a Co-Op, butchers, bakers and several other small independent shops.

Property particulars: 

ENTRANCE HALL – with stairs rising to apartment

LIVING ROOM – 13’5” x 12’6” with 2 windows to rear aspect and open to:

KITCHEN – 13’6” x 6’11” newly fitted kitchen with base and wall units, work top, sink with window to side aspect above and integrated appliances including oven, electric hob with extractor above, fridge freezer, washing machine. Door to walk-through with access to shower room and door to:

BEDROOM – 14’3” x 9’11” with window to front aspect.

WALK-THROUGH – with airing cupboard and door to:

SHOWER ROOM – shower, WC, wash basin with vanity unit below and mirror above and heated towel rail.

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. Return your application by emailing us at by 5pm on the 30th October
  5. Don't forget to password protect your application form 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.

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23 SEP
Open for applications

Now open for new applications!

17 OCT
Open day

Take a look around, visit on Saturday 17th October - email the team to book in

21 OCT
Open day

Take a look around, visit on Wednesday 21st October - email the team to book in

30 OCT
Applications close

Applications will close on 30th October 2020 or when 25 are received, whichever is first


The ballot will be drawn and our lucky applicant will be contacted on or after 6th November

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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