My husband and I were living in rental properties for 12 years before applying to the Rent to Own scheme.
We had wanted the additional security that owning our own home would have offered for a long time, but due to paying rent we found it difficult to build up enough savings to offer as a deposit for a mortgage. We heard of Rent to Own by chance through an internet search and it sounded completely perfect for people in our position, so we applied.
The application process was so straightforward and easy; we applied in January and had the keys to our home in June! We were over the moon, the feeling you get from knowing the home you are living in is going to be your own is so reassuring. We are now in the process of completing the purchase of our property only two years after moving in. I would recommend the scheme to anyone who finds themselves in the same situation we were in. At times we thought we would never be able to own our own house, and Rent to Own has been pivotal in us achieving this dream!