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Mortgages for first time buyers

Shared ownership mortgages

Shared ownership mortgages are offered by housing associations and allow people to part-buy and part-rent their home. The person moving into the home will buy a share of the chosen property (usually between 25% and 75% of the property’s value) and will take out a shared ownership mortgage for this percentage. They’ll then pay an affordable rent to the housing association on the remainder of the property’s value.

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Who qualifies for shared ownership?

You should be eligible to purchase a home through the shared ownership scheme if your household income is £60,000 or less. Unlike many other housing schemes, you don’t technically have to be a first-time-buyer to access a shared ownership mortgage. Previous homeowners may be able to use the scheme if they cannot afford to buy a property now. You may also be eligible if you’re renting a council or housing association property.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Shared ownership schemes can be a great way for people to get on the property ladder, particularly if they’re unable to buy a house the traditional way. In some cases, the shared ownership scheme can enable homebuyers to purchase a bigger home than they would be able to afford ordinarily.

However, since you don’t own the property outright, if you wish to make home improvements, you may need to request permission from the housing association beforehand.

Shared ownership mortgages allow you to purchase a percentage of a property. While most properties require you to put down a deposit of 10-20% of the home’s value, most shared ownership schemes require as little as a 5% deposit. You’ll pay mortgage repayments on a percentage of your new home’s value and rent on the rest.

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