Shared ownership

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.

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About shared ownership

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.

Buying a shared ownership property

Find out all you need to know about buying a shared ownership property.

Shared Equity schemes

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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