Who do I pay rent to on a Shared Ownership home? You will pay a subsidised rent to the housing provider on the proportion of the property that you don’t own; the more of the property that you pay a mortgage on, the less rent you will pay.
Shared Ownership allows you to get on the property ladder as an owner-occupier, offering long-term stability without overstretching yourself. … Shared Ownership makes mortgages more accessible, even if you’re on a lower wage. Your monthly repayments can often work out cheaper than if you had an outright mortgage.
How can I buy 100% of Shared Ownership property? You can gain full ownership of your Shared Ownership property through a process called ‘staircasing’. Once you’ve bought your initial stake in your home you can staircase to 100% Ownership in batches of 10% or larger.
Unlike full owners of leasehold properties who are unhappy with the firm running their block, shared owners cannot exercise the “right to manage” their building – it will always be run by the housing association. Another downside is that you could potentially lose your property if you fall behind on rent payments.
Buyers will purchase a share in a property, paying a mortgage on the share they own and rent on the remainder to their provider; you don’t have to buy or live in your home with anyone that you don’t want to.
You do not have to staircase with your shared ownership property. However it can bring a number of benefits. Any additional shares that you purchase are based on the current market value of the property.
And according to Ms Nettleton, selling a shared ownership property isn’t as hard as people have been led to believe. … “Normally, there is a nomination period where the home is offered to other shared ownership buyers first, but, if one can’t be found it can then be sold on the open market.”
If you buy a shared ownership property, you’ll need a shared ownership mortgage for the proportion of the property you buy and you’ll typically need a 5% deposit.
For all shared ownership homes, the net rent increases each year by the Retail Price Index inflation rate plus an uplift of typically between 0.5% and 2%. This rent increase is explained in your lease.
Shared ownership properties are always leasehold, meaning you only own a property for a fixed period of time. … Because you own a share of the property, the housing association cannot evict you.
Shared Ownership is cheaper in the first instance as the deposit is only on the share of the property you are buying. However, if you are wanting to own your home from the start, Help to Buy may be the option for you if you can afford to pay the mortgage for the whole property rather than a a share.