Top 5 housing associations according to Shared Owners

Discover the 5 best housing associations according to verified Shared Owners on HomeViews. Residents who used the Shared Ownership scheme to buy their home rated their developer on after-sales care, delivery quality, owner recommendation and overall star rating. Based on their reviews, we’ve put together this list of Shared Owners’ top 5 housing associations.

Top 5 developers for Shared Owners

Take a look below at the top housing associations according to Shared Owners. Our rankings are updated regularly, so be sure to check back and see which housing association is topping the charts.

Please note: this Top 5 list is not based on the Star Ratings shown below, but purely on scores given by Shared Owners on HomeViews between 21/4/2020 and 28/6/2023.

1. Legal & General Affordable Homes

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Number of Developments

11
3.90 Rating (based on 22 reviews)

Legal & General have been involved in housing for over 20 years. They work with local authorities, housing associations, and developers across the country. They aim to deliver over 3,000 affordable new homes a year. Furthermore, Legal & General Affordable Homes is partnered with 14 housing associations and providers for day-to-day management of the properties. […] Read more about Legal & General Affordable Homes

2. Sage Homes

Number of Developments

10
4.04 Rating (based on 41 reviews)
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3. Bromford

Number of Developments

6
4.05 Rating (based on 14 reviews)

Bromford are a housing association with almost 45,000 homes spread across central and South West England. Bromford believe in providing warm, safe and secure homes.

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4. GreenSquare Accord

Number of Developments

1
3.62 Rating (based on 13 reviews)

GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged in 2021 to form GreenSquare Accord, providing high quality homes for those in low incomes.

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5. L&Q

L&Q

Number of Developments

69
3.72 Rating (based on 1047 reviews)

L&Q believe passionately that people’s health, security and happiness depend on where they live. L&Q house around 250,000 people in more than 105,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East – but L&Q are more than just a registered charitable housing association. L&Q create better places to live by delivering high quality homes, neighbourhoods […] Read more about L&Q


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