Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.
Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.
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Laureates, 3 bed homes
At The Laureates, you’ll see that it is the coming together of all these. For this is a place unlike any other; one that offers the epitome of elegant living in a breathtaking setting. An exclusive development, it has been created to leave you wanting for nothing. It offers luxury family living that goes above and beyond every expectation.
Every bit as important as the development itself is its setting in the historic market town of Cockermouth. Here you can enjoy life at a different pace. Beautiful British countryside that has inspired our most famous poets through the centuries is yours to discover.
Min share price from: £55,000 for a 25% share
Full price from: £220,000
There is only one available priced at £55,000 for a 25% share.
It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.
An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.
Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.
It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.
Your solicitor can help you with this.