Welcome to Sensible Housing

We currently have a vacancy for a one bedroom flat in Great Lever. More information is on our Facebook page and you can complete our online application form here.

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2024 and we may close our waiting list earlier if we receive a lot of interest.

So who are we?

Sensible Housing Co-op was formed in the 1980s by a group of youngish single people who were fed up of having little or no options when it came to housing. They scraped the necessary funds together to register as a co-operative and this meant that they were eligible for government grant to help them purchase or build homes for themselves.

Over time the co-op grew until it had refurbished 16 houses in the Great Lever area of Bolton. We then commissioned a new block of 12 flats aimed primarily at young single people or couples. Our member households include young single people, families with children and retirees. 

In 2012 we completed a large stock investment programme which saw all our homes receive upgrades to kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors and heating.

The co-op is managed by members for members.

In recent years the co-op has employed a service provider to carry out the day to day business for us such as rent collection and repairs. The service provider is accountable to the co-op’s management committee which has overall responsibility for management and governance of the co-op. The committee is made up entirely of tenant members.