Jargon Busting: Shared Ownership in 30 seconds or less

There’s a lot of myths and misconceptions around the Shared Ownership scheme, what it is and how it can help you find a home to call your own.

If ‘share’ is in the title, does that mean that I don’t actually own the property? Does it mean that I have to buy with a partner or friend, or is it more like a house share with strangers?

As part of our Jargon Busting in 30 seconds or less mini-series, we’ve taken a look at Shared Ownership and what the scheme actually involves.

Shared Ownership – also known as part buy, part rent – allows buyers to purchase a share of a home, paying a mortgage on the share they own and rent on the remainder to a housing association. The scheme is great for those who are looking to buy but can’t quite afford to purchase a home on the open market.

With Shared Ownership, the purchaser only needs to get a mortgage for the share they own (not the full amount of the property) meaning that the amount of money required for a deposit is usually much lower compared to purchasing outright.

For more information on Shared Ownership, check out our other articles below:

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