Housing Co-operative Society

Suitable for a co-operative where the members will be tenants and/or prospective tenants of a housing project.

Model Key Features

  • Governing Act: Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
  • Members hold one share only in the co-operative.
  • Includes a Common Ownership Dissolution provision.

Organisations considering adopting this model are advised to contact the Confederation of Co-operative Housing for advice before contacting Co-operatives UK to create the co-operative.

Download the model here.


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will only process registrations using Co-operatives UK model governing documents if consent is provided. To engage Co-operatives UK in the registration process email [email protected]. Our registration service ensures that the correct model rules are being used; any changes made to model rules are in line with the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014; and that the society's application meets the conditions for registration. More information can be found here.