Shared Ownership in Southampton
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 Southampton 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 Southampton, use the search tool on the left hand side of the page or click here to go straight to search results in Southampton. 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 Southampton, 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.
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These are examples of properties that are currently available in Southampton. Click here to search for all properties in Southampton.
Flat 8, 180 Burlesdon Road - 2 bed apartment in Southampton£78,500 (min. share 50%)
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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 Southampton
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 Southampton 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 Southampton and across England.
Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, in the south of England. It is situated 75miles south west of London. The city represents the core of the Greater Southampton region, and the city itself has an estimated population of 239,700.
Southampton has always been a port, and the docks have long been a major employer in the city. Today it remains home to luxury cruise ships, as well as being the largest freight port on the Channel coast and fourth largest UK port by tonnage, with several container terminals.
Southampton is a major UK port which has good transport links with the rest of the country. The M27 motorway, linking places along the south coast of England, runs just to the north of the city. The M3 motorway links the city to London and also, via a link to the A34 (part of the European route E05) at Winchester, with the Midlands and North.
Southampton is also served by the rail network, which is used both by freight services to and from the docks and passenger services as part of the national rail system. The main station in the city is Southampton Central.
There are a number of new build developments in Sheffield, with shared ownership and Help to Buy properties available.