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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A stunning 8th floor two bed apartment constructed in December 2006. The time remaining on the lease is 115 years.
Local area information
Imperial Wharf is a riverside development located next to Chelsea Harbour. The development contains shops, riverside bars, restaurants, and resident’s gym for free access.
The London Overground station at Imperial Wharf is very close by and gives access to the District Line at West Brompton and Clapham Junction for mainline trains running up to Waterloo and Victoria.
Nearest Tube station: Fulham Broadway (Zone 2) served by the District Line.
Nearest Station: Imperial Wharf – London Overground and National Rail.
Bus routes nearby: Bus routes 391 & C3 from Bagleys Lane.
Min share price from: £406,250 for a 65% share
Full price from: £625,000
Minimum deposit from: £40,625
Monthly rent from: £223
There is only one available priced at £406,250 for a 65% 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.