Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership

Shared ownership is a scheme to help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder. You buy a share in the property, typically 50%, and pay a subsidised rent on the remainder. In the future you can buy further shares and eventually own the property outright.

Who can apply for new shared ownership properties?

We will typically advertise new shared ownership properties when the building commences. In order to buy one, you must be able to raise the purchase price of the share on offer (usually by mortgage). You will also be responsible for all the monthly payments – i.e. mortgage, rent and service charge.

Existing homeowners do not qualify for new properties and you must have indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

Typically, the local authority will only consider you for shared ownership if you currently live or work in the area. However, there may be exceptions to this.  We advertise all of our available new build shared ownership properties through the Help to Buy website.

You can find the Help To Buy agents for the East of England at the following website.

The Help to Buy website is also where you can get information, register and apply for properties.

Who can apply for shared ownership properties for resale?

Shared ownership properties that come up for resale are advertised for two weeks on the Home Options website on behalf of the vendor. Once this period has passed, if the advert hasn’t attracted a suitable purchaser, you can advertise the property on the open market using an estate agent.

It is no longer necessary to register with the Local Authority Home Options if it is only shared ownership which you are interested in, although you can still log into Home Options and view any available properties through South Norfolk Council’s Home Options website this will show rented properties as well as any resale shared ownership properties available.

How can I apply/receive more information about the scheme?

Please contact us on 01508 535669 for more information.

Please see our Shared Ownership brochure for a guide on Shared Ownership.

New Build Shared Ownership Property – Geldeston

New Build Shared Ownership Property – Geldeston

Kells Way, Geldeston, NR34 0LU
Share Available = 50-75%
Full Asking Price = £230,000
Guide Rent = Approx. £60.82 at 50% Share

Viewings Strictly by Appointment with William H Brown Bungay – Please contact on 01986 894608.

Property Details

Property Details:- Two Semi Detached Houses available

No of Bedrooms:- 3 Bedrooms

Local Authority Area:- South Norfolk

Heating:- Air Source Heat Pumps

Bathroom:- Ground floor shower room and first floor family bathroom

Bedroom size:- 1 x double ground floor bedroom 1 x double first floor bedroom 1 x single first floor bedroom

Parking:- 2 x In curtilage

Garden:- Patio area and turfed private garden

Other:- Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, integrated oven, hob and cooker hood included in kitchen, utility room with floor units installed, tiled flooring to kitchen and bathrooms.

Available now.

These property details are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Saffron Housing Trust takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies.

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