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Shared Ownership

At Red Loft, we don’t just understand Shared Ownership properties – we understand why people go down this path. No matter the situation, we recognise your needs and tailor our service to help find the home and scheme that works for you.

What is Shared Ownership?

Buying a Shared Ownership home is a fantastic alternative to buying a property outright.

Launched by the government in 2006, it is a part-buy, part-rent property scheme. If you cannot afford the full mortgage for a property, through Shared Ownership, you can buy a share of it (between 25% and 75% of its value) while you pay a subsidised rent on the remaining percentage.

What is shared ownership

Eligibility for Shared Ownership

In order to be eligible to purchase a Shared Ownership house or apartment, there are several general criteria you must meet:

  • You must be at least 18 years’ old with a clean credit history
  • Your annual household income must be less than £90,000 in London, or £80,000 outside of London
  • You’re a first-time buyer, a previous homeowner that cannot afford to buy one now, or an existing shared homeowner
  • You must not be in mortgage or rent arrears, demonstrate a good credit history and be in a position to afford the regular payments
Our approach

The Red Loft approach

The Red Loft approach to Shared Ownership is designed to be simple, transparent, and informative. We walk you through the eligibility process to determine whether you meet the criteria at the outset. If you do, we put you on our mailing list and keep you up to date with property viewings that are tailored to you.

  • 1 Establish what you’re looking for
  • 2 Consider your ownership options
  • 3 Suggest ideal viewing opportunities

Not just for first time buyers

It is a misconception that Shared Ownership is simply for first-time buyers.

While it certainly offers a viable alternative for people looking to take the first step onto the property ladder, Shared Ownership can be pursued in numerous situations. These include if you’ve experienced a relationship breakdown or you are a current Shared Ownership leaseholder that has outgrown your surroundings or want to trade up or down.

Not just first time buyers

Over 55?

Red Loft often has Shared Ownership solutions for over 55's.

Older Persons Shared Ownership (OPSO), available for those aged 55 or over, enables buyers to part buy/part rent a purpose-built home, whether it be because they’re looking to downsize from their existing family home or their current property simply isn’t suitable for their needs anymore.

Over 55
Industry recognised

Our award-winning team at Red Loft is recognised by professionals in the housing industry for our specialist understanding and customer service.

Take a seat

Take a seat

If you would like to learn more about any of our services, or are interested in purchasing a home through any of the schemes described, our team are more than happy to help.

Happy homeowners from all walks of life…

We’re proud of our team’s commitment – one that sees us continually go above and beyond to ensure that every person who receives their keys is content and happy in their new property.

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