Some housing associations and other organisations operate a shared ownership scheme, where a property is owned jointly between the landlord and the tenant. These schemes can allow you to get a foot on the property ladder if you can't afford to buy a home outright. The rules governing shared ownership vary between housing associations, so it's important that you understand what your rights and responsibilities are.
Shared ownership is a cross between renting and buying. This page explains how shared ownership schemes work, who is eligible to apply and how you can make an application.
Find out all you need to know about buying a shared ownership property.
Shared Equity schemes help people who cannot afford the full price of a home. The schemes allow you to buy a stake in a property.
Last updated: 29 December 2014
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