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Giroscope buys and renovates empty property to provide homes for those in housing need. Our properties are finished to a high standard, are energy efficient and are let at affordable rents. We provide a fast and efficient maintenance service to all our properties.


We encourage prospective tenants to be involved in the renovation of their homes and house many of our volunteers. This helps to give people a feeling of ownership of their property.


We do not charge deposits, rent in advance or non-returnable fees; making our properties available to all. We provide security of tenure which helps to bring stability to our community.


Giroscope has created a social enterprise model that operates in one of the most exploitative areas of the housing market – the private rented sector.

Giroscope's Housing Pledge

  • So long as the conditions of the tenancy are met, you have the right to remain in your home for as long as you wish.
  • Giroscope will not sell your house, or transfer ownership to another landlord so long as you are a tenant of that house.
  • Giroscope will not borrow money against its property in a way that endangers the financial stability of the organisation and puts your home at risk.