Government Buying & Rental Schemes

Other ways to rent or buy on Share to Buy

Buying your first home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s important that you’re aware of all the options available to you.

If outright sale isn’t the tenure for you, there are plenty of other affordable rental options and alternative home-buying schemes that can help you onto the property ladder. Check out our article index for information.

Shared Ownership
Visit our Shared Ownership index for information about the part-buy part-rent scheme.
Older Persons Shared Ownership
Learn more about the homeownership scheme for buyers over the age of 55.
First Homes Discount
The government’s first time buyer scheme aimed at local purchasers.
Discount Market Sale
Low cost homeownership product also known as a reduced market value scheme.

Discount Full Ownership
New build London homes available at 20% below local market prices.
London Living Rent
Below-market value rent available while Londoner’s save to buy their first home.
Intermediate Rent
Save for a deposit while renting a new or refurbished home at less than the market rate.

Rent to Buy
Rent a new build home at a 20% subsidised rate with a fixed rate of inflation.
Deposit Unlock
A private buying scheme requiring a 5% deposit on new build properties in partnership with participating home builders.

Property Search
Start your search for a new build or resale home via Share to Buy’s property search tool.
Specialist Mortgage Broker
Speak with a specialist mortgage broker about your options as a first time buyer.
Solicitor & Conveyancing Panel
Speak with specialist solicitors and conveyancers about the legal aspects of buying a home.

Share to Buy is a one stop shop for affordable homes. On our website, you can search for propertiescompare mortgages, and find out all you need to know about alternative home buying schemes using our FAQs and guides.