Shared Ownership in Forest of Dean
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 Forest of Dean 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:
- To search for shared ownership properties for sale in Forest of Dean, use the search tool on the left hand side of the page or click here to go straight to search results in Forest of Dean. 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 Forest of Dean, 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 Forest of Dean
These are examples of properties that are currently available in Forest of Dean. Click here to search for all properties in Forest of Dean.
Lassington Reach - 3 bed house in Highnam£69,999 (min. share 25%)
20th November 2017
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20th September 2017
Shared Ownership Week returns for its fifth year, 21st - 27th September. Shared Ownership week raises awareness this home ownership scheme which offers a life line to thousands of first time buyers.
Part buy part rent in Forest of Dean
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 Forest of Dean 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 Forest of Dean and across England.
The Forest of Dean is a district situated in the West of England, close to Wales, in the county of Gloucestershire. The area is made up of beautiful forestry, rural villages, and market towns. The forest of Dean has good transport links with the A40 and A48 in close proximity. There are many places of interest within the district such as Bixslade, Dean Forest railway, Puzzlewood, Go Ape, Clearwell Caves, and Darkhill iron works. The district also has a range of amenities in the villages and towns including shopping, restaurants and sports and leisure facilities. The beautiful forest covers an area of 110 square kilometres, and is the second largest Crown Forest in England. The forest has beautiful walks and picnic sites, and allows people to relax and unwind in a stunning location.