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Homestep Plus

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Caerphilly based housing association United Welsh are working together to deliver the Homestep Plus scheme with funding from the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places programme.

The scheme enables United Welsh to identify and buy empty properties in the CF37 postcode area and to refurbish them before offering them for sale at 70% of the asking price.

Alternatively, you can identify your own property, which United Welsh will purchase on your behalf and sell on to you at the discounted price. The property will just need to meet the set criteria, which one of our team can discuss with you.

All you need to do to take advantage of the exciting new initiative is ensure you are signed up to the Homestep Mailing list, where you'll be made aware of any available properties. It is free to join and means you get the latest news and offers from the housing team on affordable housing options - and can apply for properties you are interested in. Or, speak to one of our team if you have a property in mind or would like some more information on the scheme.

The scheme aims to help people get on to the property ladder at a time when it is difficult to do so and also to continue to boost the local housing market and associated economy.

Homestep Plus is part of a wide portfolio of housing initiatives which also include partnerships with housing developers to offer low cost home ownership options on new build homes, as well as initiatives to create energy efficient homes, cut fuel poverty and ensure rented accommodation and homes of multiple occupation are of the standards tenants expect and deserve.

Are there any restrictions?

  • To be able to apply for Homestep Plus you must:
  • Be interested in a property in the CF37 area
  • Be a first time buyer (although the Council will also accept previous home owners who have gone through a relationship breakdown)
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Be a UK passport holder or have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
  • Be unable to afford to purchase the property at full market value
  • Be able to raise a mortgage with a suitable mortgage lender (usually with a deposit)
  • Have access to enough savings to cover the costs of buying a home at 70% of market value, such as solicitors, mortgage and survey fees

To discuss Homestep Plus please call 01443 425395.

Alternatively, for further information on Homestep Plus, please visit

To see available properties, please visit

Contact Us

Empty Property Grant - Apply here
For more information call 01443 425725.

Houses Into Homes Loan Scheme - Apply here
For more information call 01443 425565.

Homestep Plus
To discuss Homestep Plus call 01443 425395.

Alternatively, for further information on Homestep Plus, please visit

To see available properties, please visit