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There is also a private scheme called rent2buy. http://residentialholdings.co.uk/. With this you agree to a fixed, 6-year lease and to take over maintenance of the property. In return for your commitment and work you receive 6% of any increase to the property's value on an annual basis. Additionally, you may sign an 'option to purchase' contract at the outset of your tenancy. This contract gives you the right to buy, from the end of the third year until the end of the sixth year of your tenancy, at a discount of 36% of the growth in property value. You do not have to buy and you can exit your lease with one month's written notice after you have lived there for six months. It is not the same as shared ownership but at least you are getting a small return on the money you pay as rent.
Finally some developers run their own schemes. Crest Nicholson for example does so. This is to try to sell houses and so they can offer good terms sometimes.