Shared Ownership Mortgages

Shared ownership mortgages are part of a Government scheme that aims to assist lower income households and first-time buyers purchase a property.
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Shared Ownership Mortgages Questions and Answers

Yes. Using a process called staircasing, you can keep buying chunks of the rented part of your home from the relevant housing association, until you own all of it.

How much you pay for additional shares will depend on the value of your home at the time – and this will be determined by the housing association. You’ll pay more for the share if your home’s value has increased and less if it’s decreased. This is something that you must understand when you are buying under the shared ownership plan because you would want to purchase the balance of the property as soon as your financial position allows you to.

If you achieve 100% ownership of your home, you can sell your property yourself. However, the housing association has the right to ‘first refusal’ for 21 years after you first purchased your home. This means it can choose to buy the property back before you sell it to anyone else.

You can sell your shared ownership property at any time, but the housing association also has the right to try to find a buyer before you put it on the open market. This is known as the ‘nomination period’. Nomination periods vary depending on the housing association. Some have very short ones, say 28 days, whereas other require eight weeks.

If you don’t own 100% of your home, the housing association can choose to find its own buyer.

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