If you are a shared owner of your home, you can ‘staircase’ at any time.

Staircasing allows you to buy additional shares in your property until you reach 100%.

Why staircase?

Benefits include:

  1. A reduced monthly rent, as you will own a larger share in your property.
  2. A reduction in certain restrictions in your lease once you own 100% of your property. For example, you will have more flexibility in how you sell it (although your lease may still give One Housing first refusal to buy it from you).
  3. More equity for you, if your home goes up in value

Get in touch

Our staircasing team is here to help you through the process.

Further information

Lenders restrictions have tightened over the past year and lenders are requesting EWS1 forms for buildings both over and under 18m. If your building has been affected by cladding and requires remediation works, or if your building does not have an EWS1 form, this may affect you selling or staircasing. If you have a query, please contact

For more information visit cladding FAQs for homeowners

Further information