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Shared Ownership via Housing Association

Shared ownership is a great way to get on the property ladder. Traditional schemes are provided through housing associations.

Buyers can purchase a share of a home which is advertised as part of via a housing association scheme (between 25% and 75% of the home’s value) and pay rent on the remaining share.  Buyers will need to take out a mortgage to pay for their share of the home and the deposit amount is based on the share of the property the buyer is purchasing (usually at 5%). As a buyer’s finances improve, they can buy more shares in their home. This is known as staircasing and, as the percentage of share that a buyer owns increases the rent paid will reduce. The rent is calculated by the Housing Association and will be disclosed before application and a mortgage lender will take this into account when assessing what a buyer can afford.

Example of a shared ownership purchase

Full property value £250,000
Share purchased value 50% £125,000
Deposit available From 5% £6,250
Mortgage £118,750
Rent is paid to the Housing Association on the 50% of the property not purchased


Your home may be repossessed if you cannot keep up the repayments on any mortgage or other loan secured upon it.         

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