Are you buying a house under a shared ownership scheme?

October 2020

Courtyard Solicitors are able to give you clear and simple advice both on the procedures involved and also act for you in connection with the purchase and any related mortgage.

If you are buying with someone else, we can advise as to whether or not you should buy as joint tenants or tenants in common and if it would be appropriate for there to be a trust deed.

Shared Ownership Schemes provide that the owner of the property, who is often a Housing Association, will grant to you a lease of part of the property and rent the remainder to you.

Initially, you will take a specific percentage share of the property which you are leasing. This is usually in 10% or 25% tranches. The Scheme provides that at a later date, when you are financially able to do so, you can buy additional shares of the property with the intention that eventually you will own 100% of the property.

Please contact us, if you are considering buying a property under a shared ownership scheme, Courtyard Solicitors will be happy to help,


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