The major providers of Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and other affordable ways to buy a home in Coventry and nationwide have their homes listed on Share to Buy.
Shared Ownership is an affordable home ownership scheme which makes it easier for eligible purchasers to get on the property ladder. Buyers get a mortgage for the share they can afford, and pay rent on the remaining share.
No – this is a common misconception but the ‘shared’ aspect of the scheme simply means you’re sharing ownership of your home with a housing association.
If you decide to buy a Shared Ownership home in Coventry, you’re effectively purchasing a portion of your property. Your initial share will usually be between 25% to 75%, paying a mortgage on the part that you own and a below market value rent on the remaining share.
Yes – Shared Owners can choose to buy additional shares in their property by ‘staircasing’.
When buying a Shared Ownership home, you will initially purchase a minimum percentage somewhere between 25% to 75%. Down the line, if you find that your financial circumstances have changed, buyers will have the option to buy more shares.
If you choose to buy a higher percentage, your mortgage repayments will increase while the rent you pay will decrease. In the majority of cases there aren’t any restrictions and you can buy 100% of your home – in this instance, you would become the outright owner.
As a home-buying product aimed at helping those who can’t afford to purchase a property on the open market, there are certain requirements that buyers will need to meet to be considered eligible for Shared Ownership.
For example, there are caps on household income which means that you must earn less than £80,000 to be eligible for the scheme – or less than £90,000 if you would like to buy a home in London. The criteria also states that buyers must be at least 18 years of age and do not own another property either in the UK or abroad.
Shared Ownership properties enable you to put down a smaller deposit compared to those required on the open market – buyers will usually need to put down 5% to 10% of the share that they’re buying, rather than the full market value of the home.
On a monthly basis, buyers will be required to pay their mortgage, a subsidised rent and service charge on their home, however, these repayments often work out cheaper than or equal to renting privately in the same area. Other costs to consider when buying a home include solicitor and mortgage broker fees – you can find out more about these costs on Share to Buy.
Share to Buy lists thousands of Shared Ownership homes all across Coventry and beyond – including new build properties and those available through resale.
Shared Ownership is available on a variety of homes including cosy studios, stylish apartments and traditional family homes. Check out our property search tool to start looking for your new home today!
Share to Buy is the leading online portal for Shared Ownership properties. Established in 2004 as the UK’s first specialist online mortgage broker for affordable home ownership products, the site has since developed into a one stop shop for first time buyers, offering the country’s largest listing of Shared Ownership homes from many of the UK’s biggest housing providers.
Share to Buy is the nation’s biggest and best established affordable home ownership property portal, making it the ideal website for first time buyers looking to take that first step onto the property ladder.
Using our property search tool, you can search for homes that suit your needs via filters such as location, number of bedrooms, monthly outgoings and deposit amount. You can also set up alert preferences so you’ll be notified when new properties that meet your search are announced by email.
Acting as a one stop shop for first time buyers, Share to Buy also offers handy FAQs and guides, interactive mortgage tools, mortgage broker and conveyancing panels, and live events to help potential purchasers on their home-buying journey.
If you are a housing association or developer selling properties through Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and other affordable home ownership schemes, we can list your new build and resale homes on the Share to Buy property portal.
As well as working alongside Registered Providers, we also partner with private sellers who are looking to sell their current Shared Ownership home.
Plenty of first-time buyers would love to get their foot on the property ladder in a city like this, and Shared Ownership homes in Coventry help them to do exactly that. Help to Buy homes in Coventry are also a great way of making your home ownership dreams become a reality.
To stay on top of both Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties in Coventry, all you have to do is sign up to Share to Buy and register to receive alerts. Then just sit back and let us do the work, sending you notifications when new properties are announced in your desired area.
Coventry isn’t just one of the largest cities in England: it’s also one of the most interesting. Claiming the title of the UK City of Culture in 2021, Coventry is finally being recognised for its wealth of cultural achievements, as well as its eagerness to grow and improve upon all its already accomplished.
This means that its residents can enjoy living in a city which, among other things, boasts top educational facilities, thanks to its two universities, Coventry University and the University of Coventry. The city also offers a variety of job opportunities across a large number of fields, with the city expanding into every sector from finance to the creative industries. Add to this excellent transport links connecting the city to London, Birmingham and beyond, and it’s clear to see why so many people are benefitting from life in Coventry.
There’s more to it than just work and education though, with art, music and theatre venues, such as the Warwick Arts Centre, Belgrade Theatre, Skydome Arena, War Memorial Park and many, many more. All of this comes with the knowledge that, not only is Coventry a terrific place to live right now, but that things look to keep getting better and better, as they have done consistently over the last century.
Eco-efficient apartments and houses available through Shared Ownership Recent research by Hamptons, part of the Connells Group, has found that the average rent in the Midlands rises nearly £1,000 per year – an increase of nearly 10% on the year before. Meeting the need for affordable housing in Birmingham, one of the West Midland’s major…
Three bedroom townhouses available through Shared Ownership When it comes to lifestyle choices, Bath really does have it all. In fact, the city was named as Vitality’s* best place to live this year, boasting an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as historic attractions, and beautiful Georgian limestone buildings, all within…
One and two bedroom homes available at Higgs Yard, a stone’s throw from Brixton Higgs Yard by Peabody is a brand new collection of Shared Ownership homes recently launched and available from £112,500 for a 25% share. Located in the heart of Herne Hill, Higgs Yard is an exciting new collection of one and two…