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Shared Ownership FAQs

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Does Shared Ownership mean sharing with someone else?

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 Peterborough, 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.

Can I ever fully own a Shared Ownership home in Peterborough?

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.

Do I meet the eligibility criteria for Shared Ownership homes in Peterborough?

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.

How much does Shared Ownership cost in Peterborough?

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.

Are there Shared Ownership homes in Peterborough?

Share to Buy lists thousands of Shared Ownership homes all across Peterborough 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!

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Who are Share to Buy?

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.

Why should I register with Share to Buy?

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.

Can I advertise my home on Share to Buy?

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.

Find out more about advertising your Shared Ownership property on Share to Buy.

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For first time buyers who may feel that purchasing their own home is out of reach, Shared Ownership homes in Peterborough can help them to take those vital first steps onto the property ladder. Help to Buy homes in Peterborough can also help potential purchasers to put down roots in an area they love, and finally find a place to call their own.

If you are looking for Shared Ownership and Help to Buy homes in Peterborough, all you have to do is sign up to Share to Buy and register to receive alerts. We’ll then automatically notify you when new properties become available.

A vital stopping point that connects the capitals of England and Scotland, Peterborough boasts some of the finest transport links in the country due to it being a principal stop on the indispensable East Coast Main Line, allowing residents to reach London in under an hour. This, of course, means that, for many people who work in the capital, Peterborough is an ideal place to call home. It offers them the convenience and opportunities of London with all the distinctive charms and greater affordability of Peterborough.

Peterborough has a proud history, heritage and culture, which makes it a uniquely charming destination in its own right. This includes annual events such as the Peterborough Festival, the East of England Show, Green Meadows Festival, Grassroots Festival, the CAMRA beer festival and many more.

There are also tons of great pubs, acclaimed restaurants, stunning parks and historical sites to name but a few of the great attractions that entertain residents and visitors alike.

 

Peterborough is part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. The CPCA is made up of six districts – Cambridge CityEast CambridgeshireFenlandHuntingdonshirePeterborough and South Cambridgeshire.

For first time buyers who are looking to get on the property ladder in the CPCA, find out about the affordable homes available across the region.

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