Shared Ownership Housing
Shared ownership is a scheme to help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder. You buy a share in the property, typically 50%, and pay a subsidised rent on the remainder. In the future you can buy further shares and eventually own the property outright. You must be able to raise the purchase price of the share on offer (usually by mortgage) and be able to afford all the monthly payments - i.e. mortgage, rent and service charge. You would normally only be considered for the local council area in which you currently live or work. Priority is usually given to existing council and housing association tenants, key workers (essential public sector - e.g. Teachers, NHS Staff, Police), and people registered on the Housing Register list.
Shared Ownership Housing Frequently Asked Questions
- What Happens When I Staircase And Do I Have To Pay Stamp Duty?
- Can I Buy Additional Shares Of The Property?
- Do I Have To Pay Ground Rent And Service Charge And How Much Will This Be?
- Can I Sell My Property On The Open Market?
- How Long Do I Have To Complete A Staircasing Transaction?
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