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Shared Ownership in Bedford

Across England, the Government supports a range of schemes to support affordable home ownership. All official schemes outside London fall under the homebuy brand of government backed affordable home ownership. The most established scheme is shared ownership, otherwise known as part buy part rent but there are also shared equity schemes (e.g. Firstbuy), and rental products, including rent to buy. For more detail on the specific homebuy schemes available in Bedford click on the tabs at the bottom of the page. In addition, at sharetobuy.com there are a range of options open to people wishing to research their affordable housing options:

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  • To search for shared ownership properties for sale in Bedford, use the search tool on the left hand side of the page or click here to go straight to search results in Bedford. If you cannot find anything that suits your needs at this time we are constantly adding properties and you can register to receive property alerts whenever we do so.
  • If you are looking for a shared ownership solicitor in Bedford, you can find solicitors on the sharetobuy.com panel with huge experience of the various homebuy schemes.
  • Share to buy are also authorised mortgage brokers and you can use our mortgage tool to compare products available for part buy part rent purchases. See our shared ownership mortgages.

Search for properties in Bedford

These are examples of properties that are currently available in Bedford. Click here to search for all properties in Bedford.

minimum share £95,000 (50%)Full price £190,000

  • Halswell Place , Middleton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK10 9BL

  • Two Bed Semi Detached House

  • Affordable housing scheme: resales ('part buy part rent' on 2nd hand homes).Check eligibility

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Estimated total monthly cost£727

(includes: rent£177,

service charge£23,

estimated mortgage£527)

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minimum share £60,000 (40%)Full price £150,000

  • Ambridge Grove , Peartree Bridge, Miton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 3PH

  • 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached House in MK6

  • Affordable housing scheme: resales ('part buy part rent' on 2nd hand homes).Check eligibility

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Estimated total monthly cost£541

(includes: rent£181,

service charge£27,

estimated mortgage£333)

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Latest News

New 95% Exclusive Shared Ownership Mortgage

15th April 2014

Share to Buy is pleased to launch a brand new 95% shared ownership mortgage

We are confident that this is one of the most competitive products available for shared ownership with a 5% deposit and it is only available via Share to Buy’s mortgage team, it’s NOT available on the high street. 

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FIRST STEPS Homes Show: latest news

7th March 2014

We are able to confirm it now looks like we will have a total of 30 stands on display at the FIRST STEPS Homes Show on April 12th, which Share to Buy is once again hosting in central London.
This is a FREE event formally endorsed by the Mayor of London which includes a whole range of London-based affordable housing providers PLUS a broker area with around 30 mortgage specialists on hand for a one-to-one discussion with attendees. This compares to 23 stands and 12 brokers last year.  To read more about the show and register click here

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Part buy part rent in Bedford

The longest-running affordable home ownership scheme is 'shared ownership', and this is often referred to as 'part buy part rent' because you literally buy part of a property and then pay rent on the remainder. Thus, the product can be seen as literally offering a stepping stone between renting and buying. When you part rent part buy a home, the share can start from as little as 25% and the rent on the remaining share is usually capped at an affordable amount usually in the region of 2.75%. If you consider that availability of mortgages with a 5% deposit has historically been strong in the shared ownership scheme, you can potentially put down just 5% of 25% of the purchase price and as you may often not have to pay the purchase tax known as stamp duty, it makes the total cash you need typically far lower than buying on the open market. Another strong feature of the part buy scheme in Bedford and elsewhere is that there is an established second hand market of part buy part rent homes. Although most properties are available on a new build basis, over time, these properties can be sold on to new buyers and if the owner has not yet bought 100% of the property they can offer their existing share for sale on a second hand basis in a process known as a 'resale'. Search sharetobuy.com for part buy part rent properties in Bedford and across England.

Shared Equity in Bedford

Shared equity schemes are not to be confused with shared ownership (AKA 'part buy part rent'). With shared equity, you purchase ALL of a property but you receive an equity loan for part of the deposit and this can be quite substantial. For example, with the main government backed homebuy shared equity scheme 'Firstbuy', you take out a mortgage for 75% of the property price, putting down just a 5% deposit. The government and builder each lend you 10% on favourable terms as equity loans. Thus, overall, you put down a 5% deposit but can access mortgages broadly as if you were putting down a 25% deposit. On sharetobuy.com, we present Firstbuy and other shared equity properties as if you are buying an 80% share because this is how most customers understand the product and perhaps the most understandable way of explaining it. Nevertheless, unlike part buy schemes where you are only purchase part of a property (usually from a housing association), with shared equity you are technically purchasing the whole property (usually from a developer, though some housing associations do offer Firstbuy and their own equity loan products). Please note that Firstbuy is similar to the Homebuy Direct equity loans product that preceded it, but there is little Homebuy Direct property remaining. Search sharetobuy.com for Firstbuy properties in Bedford and across England, for sale on a shared equity basis.

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. Bedford has a history of being an agricultural town, with wool being an important industry in the area. Later Bedford and much of Bedfordshire became one of the main centers of England's lace industry, and lace continued to be an important industry in Bedford until the early 20th century. Wool was also a major produce of the area but declined in importance with brewing becoming a major industry in the town. Bedford was a major host of national teams preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and accommodated more Olympic teams in 2012 than any other town or borough in the UK.

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